by Jeremy DeFatta
Good day, everyone! As a lot of you probably already know, the first trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy premiered back on February 18. I was already looking forward to this movie, but the trailer drives it home for me that this is going to be a funny, action-packed space adventure that Marvel is quite bold for making. This property and these characters are not terribly well known, but I certainly hope they will be after this.
The main characters are quite the eclectic mix—Peter Quill/Star-Lord (half-alien prince and leader of the team), Gamora (the most dangerous woman in the universe and daughter of Thanos*), Drax the Destroyer (also strongly tied to Thanos), Groot (humanoid tree), and Rocket Racoon (genetically engineered rodent person with a serious love of firearms). It’s pretty awesome that we’re finally getting to see the cosmic side of Marvel in a film, as well as some of its myriad alien races and characters. I’m especially eager to see the Kree Accuser, Ronan, among several others. The film is directed by James Gunn and has one amazing assortment of actors attached to it.