Here we are comic folk, the moment we’ve been waiting for. After some sneak peeks and speculation as to what was in store for the Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation we get a stellar trailer for this rag-tag ensemble pic. The best thing this production has going for it is that it has no problem having a laugh at itself, like that sly self-awareness that made The Fifth Element such a classic, and that might just be what makes it all click. Personally speaking if we were going to get a live-action adaptation about space misfits I’d rather see Cowboy Bebop but that’s just me.
Still James Gunn is able to walk that line between silly/serious sarcasm and a weighty story. Here’s hoping things continue to get better from here on in. This is a big gamble for the studio (read: getting the masses, comic fans included, to buy into this) but we think we’re sold. So if you missed its premiere on Jimmy Kimmel tonight enjoy the first sweet looking trailer below…
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
Guardians of the Galaxy stars a vastly eclectic mix of actors including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, John C. Reilly, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Benecio del toro, as well as Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voicing Rocket and Groot respectively. Directed by James Gunn (Super) this otherworldly adventure is slated for wide release this Summer on August 1st, 2014.