Watch Star Lord's Origin Story in Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Short

Friday, 31 July 2015 - 2:17PM
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Friday, 31 July 2015 - 2:17PM
Watch Star Lord's Origin Story in Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Short
We got a little taste of the animation in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy series from the first teaser, but now we finally get to be re-introduced to the characters in a series of five one-minute shorts that detail the origins of the main team members, starting with Star Lord:



The one-minute clip is the first of five "Origins" shorts from Disney XD, explaining the new/old backstories of Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. Star Lord's short, first released by Entertainment Tonight, shows Peter Quill becoming stranded in space and encountering Yondu, who prevents his fellow aliens from eating his "bounty."

The clip features Boy Meets World's Will Friedle as Star Lord and James Arnold Taylor as Yondu. The series also stars Stargate: Atlantis's Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon, Star Wars Rebels's Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, The Flash's David Sobolov as Drax, and Avengers Assemble's Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot.

The official synopsis reads:

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It's up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series premieres on September 26 on Disney XD. There will also be a sneak peek at the first episode on September 5.
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