Marvel Reveals Premise For Guardians Of The Galaxy
Marvel have revealed the first detailed piece of information about this year's summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, and we think it is enough to shift those early January blues. We've already seen Gamora, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Drax the Destroy featured in the first still from the movie (above), but now Marvel have released an extended synopsis for the August release.
Read this while trying out your best impression of a movie trailer voice over guy:
"From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises 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 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."
So, does this mean that the events contained within Guardians of the Galaxy could have an impact on future Marvel cinematic exploits? Those who stopped to watch the Thor: Dark World post-credits scene have already seen existing Marvel characters enter the world of Guardians of the Galaxy, but the prospect of the reverse happening over the next few years is more than a little tantalizing.
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Benicio del Toro (to name but a few), Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1st this summer.