The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to expand from Earth and into the far, dark reaches of space. As if the universe could not get bigger, this upcoming movie will take superheroes into a different direction and show that the Marvel universe can go beyond The Avengers. Yesterday, the official trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy was released into our world.
In Guardians of The Galaxy, an American pilot named Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself hunted after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan (Pace). In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced to create an uneasy alliance with galactic outlaws including Gamora (Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). When Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the threat it presents, he must rally his team for a last stand to save the galaxy.
This film could be a huge risk for the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it is fair to remember that the universe started with a risk when Iron Man was brought to the silver screen. It also stars Benicio del Toro as The Collector, whom we were introduced to in Thor: The Dark World. This shows that this film will have a link to the already established world that The Avengers have shaped. Might we have an Avengers-Guardians team up sometime soon? I suppose time will tell.
Guardians of the Galaxy blasts into theaters on August 1.