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Check Out The First Offical Image From Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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This summer you will believe in a talking raccoon….
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Well it looks like Marvel is starting to turn up the hype machine for what this fan hopes will be 2014’s biggest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. Following last weeks announcement that Vin Diesel will in fact be Groot, Marvel is keeping the Guardians ball rolling today by releasing the first still and an official plot synopsis from the upcoming movie. Very similar to the Usual Suspect style concept art shown at San Diego Comicon(shown below), this live action photo gives us our first good look at the cast, including the two characters that will be completely CGI, Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

Guardians of the Galaxy represents Marvel’s first attempt to create a new franchise not associated with the Avengers. With so many of it’s biggest superheroes already making multiple trips to the big screen, Marvel has realized the need to mine some of its lesser known properties to keep expanding their already large superhero universe. Even so, this James Gunn directed movie still might be their biggest gamble yet. Guardians features no well known Marvel comic characters, a talking raccoon, a walking talking tree, and has more in common with Star Wars than it does with Avengers. It does however have Disney and Marvel behind it, and given their track record with comic book movies I have to believe that by the time this finally comes out, we will all be lined up to see it. Guardians of the Galaxy stars an ensemble cast of Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista(WWE superstar), Zoe Saldana, and features the voices of Bradley Cooper(Rocket Raccoon) and Vin Diesel(Groot).

Here is Marvel’s Official Synopsis…..(there are a few spoilers…beware)

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.

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Guardians of the Galaxy comes to our universe August 1st, 2014

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