Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios are ramping up their marketing campaign for Guardians of the Galaxy, and will release a full-length payoff trailer this Monday at 10 am (PST). Today, they've released official character descriptions along with never-before-scene photos from the set featuring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) as he leaps over a couple of bad guys.
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's 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 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.
PETER QUILL (Chris Pratt): Peter Quill is an interstellar adventurer who was abducted from Earth at a young age. After recovering an ancient artifact, Quill must rally an unlikely team of cosmic misfits to prevent a powerful villain from destroying the galaxy.
GAMORA (Zoe Saldana): Gamora is an orphan from an alien world who was raised by the mysterious Thanos to become the perfect weapon. As Thanos' personal assassin, Gamora has earned a reputation as a formidable warrior. Gamora now seeks redemption for her past crimes.
DRAX (Dave Bautista): A physical brute, Drax has a personal vendetta against Ronan, who killed his family. Now fueled by pure rage, Drax will stop at nothing to take his revenge on the most dangerous being in the galaxy.
GROOT (Vin Diesel): Groot descends from a race of walking flora and resembles a sentient tree. Despite his strange appearance and limited communication skills, Groot proves to be a valuable ally and a loyal friend-not only to his fellow bounty hunter Rocket but to the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy as well.
ROCKET (Bradley Cooper): Rocket is a bounty hunter and mercenary whose mastery of weapons and battle tactics make him a formidable warrior, despite being a genetically altered, cybernetically enhanced, talking raccoon. The result of traumatic biological experimentation, Rocket is a genuine gun-toting badass and mechanical genius who has a huge chip on his shoulder.
NEBULA (Karen Gillan): A blue-skinned deadly assassin, Nebula is a loyal lieutenant in Ronan and Thanos' employ. Her advanced skill set and cybernetic enhancements make her a valuable asset but her resentment of Thanos' adoptive daughter Gamora may prove to be her Achilles heel.
KORATH (Djimon Hounsou): Korath, a powerful ally of the villainous Ronan, is a feared intergalactic hunter. Korath is a pursuer who is dedicated to the kill and focuses only on one thing-his target.
THE COLLECTOR (Benicio Del Toro): Taneleer Tivan, aka The Collector, is the obsessive keeper of the largest collection of interstellar fauna, relics and species in the galaxy. An enigmatic figure, The Collector operates out of a place in space aptly named Knowhere. When he encounters Peter Quill and his band, The Collector attempts to strike a dubious bargain.