GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Poster: Rocket Raccoon and Groot Let Loose

     June 9, 2014


Following the hubbub surrounding the exit of Edgar Wright from Ant-Man and subsequent director search (they finally landed on Peyton Reed), Marvel is looking to get things back to normal with a week of Guardians of the Galaxy posters.  Each day will see a new character poster reveal for director James Gunn’s space-set sci-fi adventure, and today they’re kicking things off with a standlone poster for Rocket Raccoon and Groot.  Judging by their demeanor here, these are two animated characters that you do not want to cross.  Rocket is being brought to life by Bradley Cooper, while Vin Diesel will be spouting variations of the word “Groot” by voicing the giant tree.

Hit the jump to check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy poster, and if you missed the latest trailer, click here.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Michael Rooker, Peter Serafinowicz, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters on August 1st.

Poster via Fandango.


Here’s the official synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy:

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 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. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

  • James

    The whole raccoon thing is probably the stupidest thing I’ve seen in a movie (aside from groot). Congrats on bringing something incredibly stupid from a comic book to a film. The reason comic books have such moronic things is due to the fact that they are comic books and have been directed toward children, and the entire idea is to do the most ridiculous things you can imagine. Bringing that to a film is a true embarrassment.

    • Arthur Dent

      Your entire comment is stupid and embarrassing. God forbid people should like something different from you. Way to FAIL. Good job.

      • Matt1

        It’s hard not to feed the trolls, isn’t it? They’re like starving puppies, except, starving puppies have more self-respect.

      • MJ

        Do these starving puppies speak English and shoot massive guns with one arm — guns that are probably 4 times their body weight and 20 times as thick as their micro-wrists?

      • Matt1

        Ummm… What?

      • Matt1

        Ummm… What?

    • Daniel Ronczkowski

      Who didn’t hug you when you were a kid?

      • MJ

        His dad lost his job when his trade union, the Talking Raccoons Chapter 784, refused to negotiate with management, and the Looney Tunes factory was shut down for good. He’s never gotten over that.

    • R

      wow! you sir, are a sad, sad little man. absolutely pathetic.

      • MJ

        Or he just legitimately thinks this silly talking Racoon looks really lame…..

    • Suave

      Wow you seem like a sad person, hope you don’t have kids to pass that along to

      • liberal lion

        In order to have kids he would first have to be in a relationship with a woman so I don’t think we have to worry about that.

      • MJ

        Yea, ole Pk only has one great love in his life — his left hand!

      • Rob deniro

        You talkin to me?

    • Pk

      Get the fuck off this site then loser!!

    • Person

      I don’t understand what you’re doing on this site if you don’t like comic books…

      • The Flobbit

        Because this is a site of film news and film reviews. Not a forum for comic book lovers.

      • MJ

        AGREED !!!!!

    • Colin Christian

      So,only realistic things should be filmed? Or things that you agree with? No need for art or imagination for you? I have to say,that really is a stupid statement you made. A world without imagination would not have got very far.

      • MJ

        Does your Super Massive Girl Bobble-head talk to you like a Racoon would?

    • Bob

      Lies. You know the truth, that Rocket might be one of the greatest characters in the history of post 2000 films.

    • vpuik

      For a person that knows nothing about comic books you really like to flaunt it.
      If on the internet you can be anything you want, why do so many people choose to be stupid?

    • vpuik

      For a person that knows nothing about comic books you really like to flaunt it.
      If on the internet you can be anything you want, why do so many people choose to be stupid?

    • MJ


      WELL SAID !!!


    fuck yeah. promotion for this film has been great so far, cant wait to see more

  • Suave

    I love everything I’ve seen about this film, seems like such a blast

  • Robert

    I want to buy this poster!

  • MJ

    Rocket just looks fakey. They could have at least made his arms bigger. Just no way its credible that he can work a gun that size even two-handed, let alone one handed. It looks like his wrist is as small as 2 inches in circumference…that just is hard to suspend disbelief on. This looks like it is suppose to be at least soft-scifi, not the Looney Tunes, right?

    All that’s missing with this silly Racoon deal is an ACME explosives truck being pushed by Wiley Coyote….”PUFF”


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