An abducted 80s throwback, a deadly assassin, a tree-like humanoid, a tatted up alien hell bent on revenge, and a gun-toting raccoon that talks – together they represent an intergalactic team of unlikely superheroes ready to protect the universe from villainy.
Called Guardians of the Galaxy – which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969) – Star-Lord Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (Vin Diesel), Drax the Destroyer (Bautista) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) will join forces across the cosmos in this action-packed space adventure that pegs the aforementioned Quill as the object of a bounty hunt. Because he’s stolen an orb coveted by a treacherous villain. And when Quill discovers the power the orb really holds, he’ll have to find a way to rally the ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
Until then, a sneak peek at the characters and the voice cast behind them:
1. Rocket Racoon
5. Peter Quill
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Photo credits: Marvel, Disney
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