My inner comic book geek has been “super extra geeky” excited today. Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live they are showing the first trailer of “Guardians of the Galaxy” — Marvel’s next attempt at total film domination.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” tells the story of Peter Quill, a space adventurer who ends up with a bounty on his head after stealing a mysterious orb. Quill is forced to team up with a group of misfits to keep the galaxy safe from the evil Ronan.
The cast includes:
Chris Pratt – Peter Quill/Star Lord
Bradley Cooper – Rocket Raccoon (voice)
Vin Diesel – Groot (voice)
Zoe Saldana- Gamora
Dave Bautista – Drax the Destroyer
Michael Rooker – Yondu
Benecio Del Toro – The Collector
“Guardians…” is one of the lesser known books in the Marvel world, but is does have a huge cult following who will be huddled around their T.V.’s ready to pass judgment on what they see tonight. Their has been a lot of buzz building around this movie, even star Chris Pratt has commented about how director James Gunn has taken great care to stick closely to the tone and story that you see in the books.
Tonight, I will be planted firmly in front of my flat-screen-I just wish I had some “Guardians of the Galaxy” footie pajamas. Hey, a guy can dream can’t he?!
Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters everywhere August 1, 2014.