Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s latest film to soon be released that features a whole new set of characters and even worlds than those of their Avengers line of heroes, Marvel has currently released new character images. The new film is the riskiest so far for Marvel, as the characters of the new film are mostly unknown to the average movie viewer, even to those that are fans of the existing Marvel franchise. As the title suggest the new film will be set in a galaxy far, far away (Disney owns Marvel and Star Wars so I can tie that in if I want) but still be inside the same universe of the other films, similar to what Marvel did with Thor. Although in this new film, chances are we will not be seeing much of our home planet on the big screen.
The new film is directed by James Gunn, who is best known for his 2006 film Slither and the little known yet great 2010 film Super. Gunn also wrote the script for the new Guardians of the Galaxy film, with a story by credit to Nicole Perman, which will be her first writing credit. Marvel is taking a huge chance by giving the reins to Gunn, this will be his first big production film and the success of the film and possible franchise lies on his shoulders. Fans were excited to hear that Gunn would be directing, and are also excited for the cast. The films will be based off the 2008 version of the Marvel comic book series of the same name, which was created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
Plot details are being kept tight for the new Marvel film, what we do know is this will some how tie into the avenger’s universe and will share the same main villain, Thanos, seen in the end of the 2012 The Avengers. Guardians of the Galaxy will follow a team of misfits from across the universe than band together to defeat a common enemy, in this film that would be Ronan, played be Lee Pace. The new film will star Chris Pratt from the hit comedy Parks & Recreation, in what will be his first starring role, just as with Gunn, marvel is also taking a chance on Pratt to be able to carry the high budget film. Chris Pratt proved his commitment by shedding off over 50-pounds and showing off his well deserved six-pack in the recent trailer. The new marvel film will also star Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana among many other notable actors such as Benicio Del Toro.
In the new character images for the Guardians of the Galaxy film seen below, we get a better look at the uniform the rogue team of misfits will be wearing. The film promises to blend intense action and thrills as well as humor, the special effects will be top-notch and with such a talented cast the film promises best of all to be highly entertaining.
Opinion by: Miguel A. Tamayo