Marvel Studios capped off their week by releasing a new group of photos for Guardians of the Galaxy. Two of them are official promotional stills. The most intriguing of the bunch is the group shot (above) showing off the main characters in all of their CG and make-up glory.
The other two photos provide some nice behind-the-scenes looks at Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord. These give some great, up-close looks at his costume as well as showing off how much work actually needs to get done via post-production to make the film’s universe come to life.
Compare those shots to the newish trailer released a few days ago highlighting Pratt’s character.
It’s already apparent that this film is going to be a really fun time. And that’s saying something considering how relatively obscure this property is compared to more mainstream comic book franchises like Spider-Man or the X-Men.
However, the Marvel film universe managed to make Iron Man into a household name. Guardians of the Galaxy looks like it will have the same brand of humor and that should help audiences get past how ridiculous this undoubtedly looks to the non-fan. It prominently features an anthropomorphic raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper. I mean, come on!
And yet, I’m excited. How could you not be excited? The property’s clearly in capable hands.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and Bradley Cooper headline the film, which is directed by James Gunn. Guardians of the Galaxy is slated for release August 1st.