Tonight has seen quite a bit of movement on Marvel’s next blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy. Now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier has conquered the box office all over the world, Marvel and Disney will be turning their attention to the wild card of the Marvel mvie Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Four new images have been released: two behind the scenes images show off Star Lord’s (Chris Pratt) helmet, while a third image shows the whole gang in prison outfits and looking like they have just busted out. The fourth image is very important to the story as it shows Peter Quill/ Star Lord holding what looks like an Orb, and he is showing it to Gamora (Zoe Saldana).
In the comics, Thanos is looking for a collection of stones which would give him unstoppable power, and already we have seen glimpses of these with the Tesseract at the end of Thor: The Dark World. I have read that the orb in the image may be another Thanos is looking to add to his collection. The Tesseract already links Guardians of the Galaxy with Thor, but what about the rest of the Marvel world? Well, in an interview with EW, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed “[Guardians of the Galaxy] is definitely connected to Avengers 3.”
With Ultron being the chief villain in The Avengers 2, it is looking likely that Thanos will be the main villain building up the The Avengers 3, and Gunn confirmed that Thanos also be the chief bad guy in Guardians of the Galaxy, appearing in motion-capture. Gunn said Thanos will be the “head of a snake”, which kinda hints to the villain being the overall bad guy within the Marvel universe as things progress, something which was talked about some time ago.
Gunn also spoke of the Thanos link in Guardians of the Galaxy, stating: “[Star-Lord] was abducted from Earth (Missouri) at age 8 and raised in a group of thieves and smuggles called the Ravagers. He’s good with the ladies and a little bit of a dick and very lucky. Thanos slaughtered [Gamora’s] family and Nebula’s, then raised them together as siblings. They were bio engineered to become living weapons, so he’s really good at killing people.”
You will find the new images and trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy below.
Guardians of the Galaxy is written and directed by James Gunn, and the cast includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Serafinowicz, and Benicio Del Toro.
The film will be released in UK cinemas August 1st.
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. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.