Marvel Unveils First (and Unfinished) ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Still

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

For months, we’ve been anticipating footage and photos for Guardians of the Galaxy. Low and behold, we finally have a still to share courtesy of Disney/Marvel. Sadly, the sanctioned photo is apparently unfinished, at least that’s what director James Gunn is claiming–describing it as an unfinished CG design. The lineup includes with Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (David Bautistia) and Groot (Vin Diesel).

On the plus side, there seems to be a new plot summary that’s emerged, which you can read below.

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 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. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Sound any better? Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters August 1st.

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