Ever since the advent of the internet, the studios have been releasing photos from their upcoming movies before they get leaked by the geeks. This is a smart strategy, because you’re beating everyone to the punch, and satisfying the needs of the fans at the same time.
So now here’s the Guardians of the Galaxy line-up, literally, with Vin Diesel as Groot, and Rocket Raccoon in the middle. Here’s the official synopsis of the movie from Marvel:
“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.”
So will audiences buy Vin Diesel as a giant tree man, and a raccoon blasting his foes with a machine gun? We’ll find out on August 1 when Guardians of the Galaxy in unleashed in theaters everywhere.