First Look: Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Entertainment/Disney have finally released the first official still from the upcoming comic-book flick, Guardians of the Galaxy.

GOTG
[L-R: Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot]
It’s not very far off from the previously released concept art:

GOTG - Concept Art
2013 Concept Art

 

Marvel Entertainment/Disney also released an official synopsis for the movie:

[box]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 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. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is presented by Marvel Studios.[/box]

The movie is set to be released in the USA on August 1st 2014, but we have yet to receive an official release date for Australia, so hopefully we will see a worldwide release for this flick.
I’d say that it is likely we will see a teaser trailer, at the very least, attached to the upcoming release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (early April).

Now, we’re not comic experts but we believe that this film will undoubtedly have something to do with the search for the infinity stones (as per post-credits scene for Thor: The Dark World) so that Thanos (as seen in the post-credits scene for The Avengers) can use them and the Infinity Gauntlet to rule and conquer.
Which means, perhaps the sequel to Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, will feature our beloved group in battling Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.
That’s just our theory, but it seems to be the way that the films are heading.
Let’s hope they at lease stick Loki in The Avengers 2 post-credit scenes, seeing as Joss Whedon has already said that Loki will not be taking part in the sequel to the billion-dollar action flick.

 


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