Monday, July 28, 2014

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Preview

Guardians of the Galaxy
The "Guardians of the Galaxy."
"Guardians of the Galaxy" Preview. Disney/Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," which blends live-action and animation about as seamlessly as is possible, opens August 1, 2014, and is one of the last gasps of Hollywood to salvage what has been a terrible summer so far at the box office.

Well, they're off to a good start with the classic Blue Swede tune "Hooked on a Feeling," that's for sure. One of my personal faves from the '70s.

Disney/Marvel must be very optimistic about how well this film will do because they already have announced, at the San Diego Comic-Con, that an animated series is coming. They screened a 60-second clip twice, then put it back in the vault. No other details, no air date, no voice actors revealed - nothing. Here is a description of the clip, which eventually... someday... will make its way online:
"The short, 60-second world premiere opens with rain falling on a futuristic cityscape, boasting a lot of neon lights and coloring. Rocket Raccoon is running, being pursued by a hostile, laser-firing robot probe. Rocket plunges off a very tall building… lands, spins and powers up his trademark guns and blasts away until the probe is destroyed. A voice calls out: "Hey fuzzy!" It's Star-Lord. Rocket spins around. Star-Lord quips, "If we're going to be hanging out together you're going to need bigger blasters." The scene was then replaced by the "Guardians of the Galaxy" logo." 
They did say that the cosmic superhero team will appear in all three of Marvel’s current animated shows: "Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors," "Avengers Assemble" and "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.," with the latter two getting official season two renewals.

Here is the youtube summary for the "Guardians of the Galaxy" extended preview clip:

Release Date: August 1, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: James Gunn
Screenwriter: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)

Official Websites:,,

Plot Summary from the studio:
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.

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