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.
Meet Rocket Racoon
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.
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.