Marvel really wants you to know all about the title characters in Guardians of the Galaxy before you ever set foot in the movie theater. Two new TV spots for the James Gunn-directed action film were released today which shed light on the origins of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax (Dave Bautista). While there are also quite a few tidbits of new footage, dialogue, and humor, it’s starting to feel like they’re trying too hard. You’ve convinced me! Now please let me enjoy some of the remaining footage during the actual movie.
Also starring Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Peter Serafinowicz, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st. Hit the jump to check out the two new TV spots.
Take a look at a pair of new TV spots for Guardians of the Galaxy below:
- Over 80 Things to Know About GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY from our Set Visit; Plus Video Blog Recap and New Images
- James Gunn Talks Having More Time, Money, Talent, Marvel Characters and Meeting High Expectations on the Set of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
- Chris Pratt Talks Filming a Massive Prison Sequence, CG Characters, the Comics Influence, and More on the Set of Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
- Zoe Saldana Talks Being Green for Four Months, Avoiding the Comics, and More on the Set of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
- Dave Bautista Talks Fight Scenes and Finding The Humor in Drax on the Set of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
- Karen Gillan Talks Shaving Her Head and Being a Female Villain In a Marvel World on the Set of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
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.