2014 film slate yesterday and buried among their images and info was a brand new picture of the now infamous lineup of the Guardians of the Galaxy heroes. We last saw a version of this police station style character rundown in concept art form and even now that we've seen the actual actors in place, Director James Gunn says we aren't getting the "complete" picture. Suffice to say, SPOILERS ahead...
"Okay, so I suppose Disney released this still from Guardians of the Galaxy. It was featured in the San Diego Comicon trailer, and is an early (truthfully, quite unfinished - we've come a long way from here) look at Rocket and Groot, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax. The press release reads like this:"
"From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchise 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 entire 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."
As a little bonus, we thought we'd give you a look at the Guardians of the Galaxy toy lineup from Hasbro. No pictures yet, and in fact, this lineup has not been confirmed, so take it all as a big fat MAYBE for the time being. Personally, we think it's legit with slight alterations here and there. After all, the list came directly from Hasbro.
12 IN TITAN HERO FIGURE AST A8471
12 INCH ELECTRONIC STAR LORD A8685
DRAX VS KORATH A7897
DRAX VS THANOS A7897
GROOT AND ROCKET VS BADOON WARRIOR A7898
HERO SHIP PLAYSET A7911
IRON MAN A7909
MARVEL PLATINUM SERIES 6IN LEGENDS A7903
NOVA SHIP A7893
PURSUIT SPACECRAFT AST A7892
RAPID FIRE ROCKET A7902
RAPID REVEALERS FIGURE AST A7912
ROCKET AND GROOT VS NOVA SOLDIER A7900
ROCKET RACCOON A7914
ROCKET RACCOON A8474
ROCKET RACCOON FEATURE MOTION MASK A8472
ROCKET RACCOON RIFLE BLASTER A8475
ROCKET RACOON A7914
ROCKET'S PIRATE SHIP A7894
ROLE PLAY SET A7901
STAR LORD A7904
STAR LORD A7913
STAR LORD A8473
STAR LORD BLASTER A7910
STAR LORD VS GAMORA A7899
STAR LORD VS RONAN A7896
As expected, you'll have all the Rocket Raccoon merchandise you can handle. Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st, 2014