Get to Know the Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Poster

On August 1, 2014 the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joining the Marvel Universe that includes blockbusters like The Avengers, Captain America and Iron Man. Did you know that Iron Man has run with the Guardians in the comics and they have an ally in Nova as well? With friends like that I can’t see why people do not know who the Guardians are. But sadly, many people do not know the story of these heroes. So, I have some videos below so you can get to know each of the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy team.

But first …

Here is the official first trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy. Looks Great, doesn’t it!

Now let’s meet the team on an individual basis.

Rocket Raccoon – Voiced by Bradley Cooper. He is a genetically altered alien species that just happens to look like a raccoon, just don’t call him one. He doesn’t like it and he has a very big gun.

Groot – Voiced by Vin Diesel. Groot is the most deadly of the group yet the most innocent. He is a tree-like humanoid and the accomplice of Rocket.

Gamora – Zoe Saldana plays Gamora who is a very beautiful and deadly warrior. Hers is a journey of redemption.

Drax – Dave Bautista plays Drax the Destroyer who is fueled by revenge on those who killed his family, destroyed his home world and left him for dead.

Peter Quill – Chris Pratt plays the leader of the Guardians. He was abducted by aliens as a boy in the 80s. He had a tough time as a kid and is now sees himself as a rogue and wants people to call him Star Lord. Does he have what it takes to be the hero that he truly wants to be?

Here is the Story Synopsis.

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 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.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.