Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
31 May 2017
Tarzan
01 June 2016
Spectre
23 October 2015
Jurassic World
11 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Fast & Furious 7
Empire Star Rating
Seventh Son (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
American Sniper (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Meet The Guardians Of The Galaxy
Five new character videos and director James Gunn talks

21 February 2014  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

With the arrival of the trailer on Tuesday night, the awareness of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy has spiked sharply. (If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out here.) The studio launched five new character videos, in which each of the cast members talk about their respective Guardian.

First up, Gunn and Cooper chat about Rocket and you get to hear a sample of his voice work. There's also Vin Diesel explaining how strange Groot is - sadly, we don't get any snippets of his voice - as well as Dave Bautista talking Drax, Chris Pratt on Peter Quill and Zoe Saldana on Gamora.

Meet Rocket Racoon

 

Meet Groot

 

Meet Drax

 

Meet Gamora

 

Meet Peter Quill

 

For those still wondering what the whole Guardians thing is about, we meet Peter “Star Lord” Quill (Pratt) as he’s captured trying to steal a mysterious orb. In prison, he meets four others – assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), hulking warrior Drax The Destroyer (Bautista), grumpy weapons expert Rocket Raccoon (Cooper) and giant tree-man Groot (voiced by Diesel). This mismatched bunch don’t seem like a natural team, but they’ll have to band together to face a huge threat.

Should all this leave you with a lot of questions, James Gunn helpfully appeared on Kevin Pereira’s Pointless Podcast to answer a few queries thrown at him by the host. Pereira has now put the relevant chunk online for your listening use, which was spotted by the team at Collider. 

In the brief interview, Gunn explains why Rocket Raccoon and co. don’t talk in that initial trailer, what other characters from the Marvel universe we can expect to see (Skrull fans, do not get your hopes up) and how Rocket was brought to life on set (Gunn’s brother Sean pulled green Lycra suit duties to give the other actors something to interact with). For the whole podcast, which will be posted on Monday, head here

Plus, because it's apparently Guardians Day at Marvel, here is the poster... 

With Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz in the cast, Guardians Of The Galaxy arrives on August 1. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Tina Fey Wants To Do The Taliban Shuffle
She's producing a book adaptation as a starring role
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)