First Official 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Photo and Synopsis

The Guardians are forced into a galactic line-up. Plus, Chris Pratt and James Gunn offer new details about this Marvel Phase Two ensemble.
With the new year just hours away, one of the biggest movies coming in 2014 is, without a doubt, the Marvel Phase Two sci-fi advneture Guardians of the Galaxy. Walt Disney Studios has just released the first official photo and synopsis, featuring Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper). Check out the photo and plot rundown, then read on for more details from Chris Pratt and director James Gunn, who both spoke with Empire Magazine.

Guardians of the Galaxy Photo

"From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team - the Guardians of the Galaxy. 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 entire 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 fo 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. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures."


When asked how this comic book adaptation fits into the Marvel cinematic universe in a recent interview with Empire, Chris Pratt compared the film to Star Wars and Galaxy Quest.

"Maybe it's a risk, I dunno. I think every movie Marvel's made has been a risk and they're risks that pay off really big. So I hope for the movie's sake, and my sake, that this one pays off. The story's really good and Marvel really knows what they're doing. It's not as broad as Galaxy Quest but it's not a straightforward space fantasy like Star Wars. I think it's the sort of the best of both of those films put together...and more!"


This report, which isn't online yet, also reveals that this team of superheroes comes together after Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is thrown in jail, before they all escape to search for a treasure they all want for much different reasons. Here's what writer-director James Gunn had to say about this group of unlikely heroes.

"Our characters are basically all villains to begin with. They don't believe they're individually good and they don't believe each other is good, and through the course of the movie they discover they're heroes. If The Avengers are The Beatles, these guys are The Rolling Stones."

Guardians of the Galaxy comes to theaters August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.



Sources: Empire Magazine, Comic Book Movie

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  1. CelluloidDreams

    I'm open..

    4 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I think it will be good.

    4 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @ghostman oh ok but still that was awesome

    4 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic of coarse its not

    4 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Ghostman

    @undeadslayer4@undeadslayer4 It is a line from the trailer that leaked out. Goes to this scene in which John C. Reilly calls them a "bunch of a-holes."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1gaKoMYM4g

    4 months agoby @ghostmanFlag

  6. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I think so too. But, That's not a bad thing of course.

    4 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Josh

    Looks pretty cool!

    4 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  8. Brizzy

    @undeadslayer4 it doesn't need to. you have google. use it.

    4 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  9. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic i think this is gonna be some what different than the avengers

    4 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  10. undeadslayer4

    @ghostman why u say that

    4 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  11. undeadslayer4

    @Brizzy looks awesome but it doesnt say anything about saldana's character

    4 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @the-movieghost Eh...Ok. With Batista being nearly 7 ft., it just looks weird. Gamora is straight 6 ft so at least they made her look close to Quill's height.

    4 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. dess

    Looks very promising.

    4 months agoby @dessFlag

  14. the MovieGhost

    @bawnian-dexeus Apparently, after doing some looking, Drax can range from 5'9" (as Arthur Douglas) to 6' 4" and 7'4" (Most powerful form).

    4 months agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  15. Rabbit66

    Damn...they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with comic book adaptations....sad thing is that people will watch this knowing full well this looks like crap

    4 months agoby @rabbit66Flag

  16. The_Crow2k

    Looks great! Can't wait.

    4 months agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  17. Brizzy

    This is great! Between this and The Rock entering DC, the comic book world looks reeeeeally good for us fans!!

    4 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  18. Bellandedward1

    @David-garcia-67788063 I agree it would of been awesome to see tony go into space however that was supposed to be the cut scene at the end of iron man 3 however marvel changed it to tony talking to banner about the movie itself as we can see even banner got tired from hearing it so he felled asleep half way

    4 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  19. Bellandedward1

    I have seen comic con footage online on YouTube and for what I saw it looks amazing although an actual trailer won't happen untill captain America 2 gets close to its release since guardian's of the galaxy is the last one before the big phase 2 ending with avengers age of ultron may 1 2015 .

    4 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  20. Cheetoboy

    As much of an odd group this is, it even makes it more intriguing and interesting. This should be a blast of movie, but they need to come out with a teaser trailer already.

    4 months agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  21. Ghostman

    What a bunch of a-holes.

    4 months agoby @ghostmanFlag

  22. David garcia

    Sorry for the misspelling.

    4 months agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  23. David garcia

    I quite a disappointing that the 'Mark XXXIX Gemini-Starboost' armor suit that Tony stark created will not be in this movie. Since everybody thought they iron man's space suit will meet up with the guardians. But that's no longer the case since he (and writers) destroyed the armor for reason. I mean....that's a space armor for crying out loud, with connections with nasa and shield, they should've just sent him out to space. Ugh! It'll be too awesome to see stark in that suit in space.

    4 months agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  24. Sean

    @2movieguys I agree.

    4 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  25. Bane5000

    " If The Avengers are The Beatles, these guys are The Rolling Stones."

    Love that quote, pretty much sums up the GOTG and even though they are a team, just how different a team they are from The Avengers :D

    4 months agoby @bane5000Flag

  26. CelluloidDreams

    fascinating casting....

    4 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  27. Ledouchee

    Love the homage to The Usual Suspects

    4 months agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I thought Drax was...taller? That or Chris Pratt is 6''6 as well.

    4 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  29. ed_wood

    Cool pic, but I can't wait for this movie.

    4 months agoby @ed-woodFlag