First official image of MARVEL’s Guardians of the Galaxy released!

Guardians of the Galaxy

Just in time for the New Year, Marvel released the first image of Guardians of the Galaxy starring Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), Dave Bautista (WWE Superstar) as well as the CGI characters of Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

Marvel is taking a risk with this upcoming movie by introducing their audiences to the Marvel Cosmic Universe.  The Guardians of the Galaxy is one of their least established franchises, but with Thanos’ introduction at the end of the Avengers we can assume this group of heroes are going to become major players.

I’m looking forward to seeing Chris Pratt being a household name as he moves from his fantastic role as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation into future roles such as this one and his rumored attachment on being the male lead in “Jurassic World.”

Look forward to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy at your local theaters on August 1st, 2014.