‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ new photo

guardians galaxy new photo

I’m excited about and worried about this movie at the same time. That has to be a good thing, right?

Marvel today released a new photo from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” next August’s big-screen release featuring the comic company’s kinda obscure but cultish space-faring superhero group.

The photo above captures a moment from that trailer that played at Comic-Con, with the main Guardians members in a line-up.

From left, they are Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Racoon (voice of Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Groot (voice of Vin Diesel).

Here’s the official Marvel statement today:

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 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 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.

As I’ve said before, I think the Guardians are after another of the cosmic Infinity Stones mentioned at the end of “Thor: The Dark World.” (The Cosmic Cube, or Tesseract, from “Captain America” and “The Avengers” is another one.)

The Infinity Stones are sought by Thanos, the bad guy revealed in the end credits of “The Avengers.” It’s all building to a huge showdown in the third “Avengers” movie, perhaps set for 2018.

Meanwhile, “Guardians of the Galaxy” opens Aug. 1, 2014.

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