Marvel and Disney promise that "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be an action-packed, epic space adventure;
"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 Quill 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."
This new direction of the Marvel Universe stars Chris Prat ("Parks and Recreation") as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana ("Star Trek Into Darkness," "Avatar") as Gamora, WWE's Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, and the voices of Bradley Cooper ("Limitless," "American Hustle") and Vin Diesel ("Riddick"), as Rocket Raccoon and Groot respectively.
Also starring along with the Guardians are Lee Pace ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug") as Ronan, Karen Gillan ("Oculus," "Dr. Who") as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou ("Gladiator," "Blood Diamond") as Korath. In addition, supporting the cast are character actor John C. Reilly ("Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant:," "The Perfect Storm") as Rhomann Dey, and the ever versatile Glenn Close ("The World According to Garp," "Fatal Attraction") as Nova Prime Irani Rael.
Marvel has been hinting around since the "Avengers." and in "Thor: The Dark World," about Marvel's foray into the "Guardians of the Galaxy" universe. Now, Marvel movie fans are aware that you don't leave the theater until all the credits have rolled. There was a scene at the end of "Thor: The Dark World" which features Lady Sif and Volstagg entering "Knowhere," the sanctuary of the immortal known as "The Collector." Benicio del Toro plays the Liberace-esque character, "The Collector," akaTaneleer Tivan.
Marvel studios president, Kevin Feige, is producing while James Gunn ("Super") is directing this fun Sci-Fi, action - adventure space romp.
If G.O.T.G. actually include the Blue Swede cover of the 1969 B.J. Thomas hit, "Hooked On A Feeling," or Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky," I would be extremely happy.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is releasing "Guardians of the Galaxy" in the U.S. on August 1, 2014.
Genre: Action,Adventure, Sci-Fi
Staring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace
Director: James Gunn
Producer(s): Kevin Feige
Writer: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Running Time: 122 minutes
Release Date: 8/1/2014