New Guardians Trailer Introduces Russia's Greatest Superheroes
Last month, we showed you the first trailer for Guardians, a new Russian superhero movie that could give American heroes a run for their money. For those who can't get enough of this buzzworthy new adventure, a new four-minute trailer has arrived with even more exciting and action-packed footage. Guardians has been set to hit Russian theaters on February 23, 2017, although a domestic release date has not been set at this time.
Guardians is a completely original superhero movie that isn't based on any existing comic books or other stories. While the name Guardians will naturally lead to the movie being compared to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, this movie is not set in the cosmos, and is more similar to Fantastic Four. For the fans who were disappointed by last year's Fantastic Four reboot, Guardians may just be the movie they've been waiting for, as you can see in this trailer from YouTube.
After spending years hiding in the shadows during the Cold War era, a group of heroes, created by an organization called "Patriot" must show themselves again. These heroes include a man who can manipulate stone (Sebastien Sisak), another who is a half-man, half-bear (Anton Pampushnyy), a woman who has the ability to manipulate and turn herself into a form of water (Alina Lanina) and a teleporter who uses a pair of enormous sickle weapons (Sanzhar Madiev). These heroes all come from different Soviet republics, but they must unite to save their collective homeland.
Guardians is set for release in Russia on February 23, 2017, although there is no U.S. release date set at this time. It isn't known if there is even a U.S. distributor in place, but the movie has also secured a release in China next spring, although no date has been given yet. The supporting cast includes Alina Kiziyarova, Valeriya Shkirando, Marusya Klimova, Vyacheslav Razbegaev, Stanislav Shirin, Nikolay Shestak and Aleksandr Semyonov.
In addition to the trailer, we also have five posters showcasing these heroes. The movie was produced with a budget of 330 million Rubles, which is the equivalent of 20 million U.S. dollars. Guardians is directed by Sarik Andreasyan, who directed last year's indie thriller American Crime starring Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster, from a script by Andrey Gavrilov. While we wait for more on the domestic release of Guardians, check out the latest trailer below.