A Bunch of New Images from Guardians of the Galaxy

Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Movie Image

Okay, so they’re not all new images, but it’s mostly a lot of new images. Over 70-plus from James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which according to advance word of mouth, is a hoot and a half. And as we all know, advance word of mouth is never wrong. Never, ever.

Looks like a blast, though, as long as you approach it as a “Marvel movie”…in outer space.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises 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 Quill 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.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

The guardians fight on this August 1st.