Look out! The first official trailer of Marvel Studios’ superhero space epic “Guardians of the Galaxy” debuted on Tuesday, on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
An all-new team of explorers from the distant reaches of space is about to make contact. And if Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have a Hulk, well…these guys have a raccoon – starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista.
They were fun, colourful, and a guilty pleasure. Watch the full trailer below:
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is based on the current incarnation of the comic book team, which debuted in 2008 and was relaunched in 2013. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” comic book was first published in 1969, and featured an entirely different roster from the one in the upcoming film.
The present line-up of the comic book Guardians is led by Peter Quill, a space-faring human who also goes by the alias Star-Lord. The team also includes Gamora, a green-skinned assassin; Drax the Destroyer, a rage-fueled warrior out for vengeance; Rocket, an anthropomorphic, gun-slinging raccoon; and Groot, the last member of a race of humanoid, extraterrestrial plants.
The Earth hero Iron Man and the heavenly agent Angela - a character who originally appeared in the pages of “Spawn,” a comic book from rival publisher Image Comics - are also members of the team in the comics, but appear to have been left out of the movie roster.
The movie Guardians will face off against the forces of Thanos, the purple-skinned intergalactic conqueror from the Saturnian moon Titan. Thanos’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was during the “secret” mid-credits scene of 2012’s “The Avengers,” where he was revealed to be the one pulling the strings behind the Chitauri invasion of Earth.
From the original 1969 team, only one member has been confirmed to appear in the movie so far: Yondu, a blue-skinned hunter from an alien tribe.