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First Clip For Guardians of The Galaxy
With Marvel excelling at the box office in recent years and, of course, their latest offering, Captain America: The Winter Soldier taking in over 41 million dollars worldwide, we finally get to see the first exclusive clip of Marvel’s second film for this year, the Sci-Fi epic Guardians of The Galaxy, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Karen Gillan.
With a mixture of action and comedy, and a bit of Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede thrown in, comic book fans will hopefully be pleased with this effort to bring this vast story to the big screen.
For those who are unfamiliar, the plot follows an American pilot named Peter Quill who finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a group of misfits including Gamora, Rocket, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot; however, when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
The plot sounds interesting, but it seems like Guardians of The Galaxy is not just going to be a one off. Reports from Bloomberg suggest that there could be a number of spin off movies. Disney is looking to replicate the success that the Avengers made. Here’s what Disney has to say on the matter:
“Iger would like to replicate the success of ‘The Avengers’ with other Marvel teams,” they explain. “He says Marvel could potentially spin off members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which include Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon, in their own features.”
Marvel seem to be on a hot streak at the moment, pleasing fans with high quality comic book adaptions. For many fans of the Guardians of The Galaxy comics, they’re just pleased to have it adapted let alone have its own origin films.
Some fans have even predicted that Guardians of The Galaxy might be as big a hit as Star Wars was when it first landed in 1977. Which is a bold statement, but you never know.
Only time will tell, and it looks like the fans aren’t the only ones getting excited as the director of the film James Gunn (Super) has posted a Twitter image of the main characters in their prison outfits.
It’s good to see Chris Pratt playing the lead role in this one as he is a severely underused actor. For instance just look at 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty. Coming in as a cameo role near the end playing a marine who helped kill Bin Laden. He’s a great actor, and perfectly suits the comedy style action film that Guardians of The Galaxy looks to be.
Pratt is also joined by a vast array of talent from the likes of, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel, and Zoe Saldana.
Guardians of The Galaxy will release on August 1st. Let’s hope it keeps Marvel’s streak of movie successes going.
Let me know below whether your are excited for this one.