A first look at one of the most highly anticipated, star-studded movie of 2014.
This week, Marvel rang the new year with the first official picture from upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel Comics of the same name.
Directed by James Gunn, the promo image recalls the iconic Usual Suspects poster with the cast of characters standing on a lineup that suggests a strong comedic tone the movie will have.
From left: Zoe Saldana as the Gamora, standing next to Chris Pratt, who plays Peter Quill/Star-Lord, the leader of the Guardians. And then there’s Rocket Roccoon (character voiced by Bradley Cooper), followed by Drax The Destroyer (played by WWE’s Dave Bautista alongside Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).
Guardians of Galaxy opens Aug. 1. Here’s the movie synopsis that went out with the press release:
“An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.”