Title Art for the film "Guardians of the Galaxy." Photo Credit: Walt Disney/Marvel

Walt Disney Releases First Still from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’


If you were at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego, California, this image is going to look pretty familiar to you; however, if you were like the rest of us who were stuck enjoying Comic Con from the comfort of our computers. Today, Walt Disney, along with Marvel Studios, released the first official still from their upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Director James Gunn took to Twitter earlier to share the still with others.

Here is the official synopsis for the film.

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 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.”

In the still you see Gamora, who is being played by Avatar actress Zoe Saldana, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, being portrayed by Chris Pratt, the CGI character Rocket Raccoon, being voiced by Bradley Cooper, Drax th Destroyer, being played by former, and soon-to-be returning WWE Superstar Batista, and the rather large tree Groot, being voiced by Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel.

First Official Still from the film "Guardians of the Galaxy." Photo Credit: Walt Disney/Marvel

First Official Still from the film “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Photo Credit: Walt Disney/Marvel

The film also stars The Hobbit’s Lee Pace, Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, and more.

Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014.

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