Thursday, February 20, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Showcases Marvel's Motley Band of Deep Space Do-Gooders

Meant to post this a few days ago but the week kind of got away from me. Here's our first look at Marvel's upcoming sci-fi opus Guardians of the Galaxy, due to hit theaters this August. As I mentioned upon first seeing this assemblage, I get a real Farscape vibe (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). Directed by James Gunn and starring comedian-turned-action hero Chris Pratt in the central role of Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, Guardians will be fully leveraging people's fondness for the "Marvel Studios" brand, expanding the cinematic universe to include a wisecracking, gun-toting raccoon and a walking, talking tree. I've never read the comics on which this is based, but kudos to the Marvel brain-trust for pushing the boundaries of disbelief-suspension. Watch the Guardians trailer below, then jump over to Bleeding Cool for an exhaustive (and I mean exhaustive) shot-by-shot analysis.

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