The official synopsis reveals that the fate of the galaxy is once again at stake in the upcoming film in Marvel's Cinematic Universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the stranger Marvel titles out there, following the adventures of a group of alien heroes as they tangle with the Kree, the Shi'ar, and super villain Thanos. Marvel has released the official synopsis for the upcoming film, a few days after releasing the first screenshot.
Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, who finds himself the target of a manhunt after stealing a mysterious orb. Ronan (Lee Pace), the film's villain, is relentlessly pursuing the orb. Quill must join forces with four unlikely teammates: Rocket Raccoon, a gun slinging raccoon (Bradley Cooper); a sentient tree named Groot (Vin Diesel); the enigmatic, green warrior Gamora (Zoë Saldana); and the vengeful Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). A common theme in superhero movies, the ragtag band must save the galaxy from the threat that Ronan and the orb presents. You can read the full synopsis on Marvel's official site.
Guardians of the Galaxy has been lining up an impressive cast. The film features Micheal Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael, and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Guardians of the Galaxy will be directed by James Gunn, whose credits include writing for the game Lollipop Chainsaw and both writing and directing the film Slither. Gunn also produced the screenplay for Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the story written by Nicole Perlman and Gunn.
Guardians of the Galaxy releases August 1, 2014 in the United States. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, due out April 4, 2014; Avengers: Age of Ultron releasing May 1, 2015; and Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and scheduled for July 31, 2015.