Today, we get a great look at the characters in Guardians of the Galaxy courtesy of Zak! Designs and their upcoming line of drink tumblers and water bottles. The company has released promotional artwork that will be used for some of their upcoming merchandise, which will hit store shelves a full month before the Marvel adventure's July 1 debut. The artwork has been seen before, in a /new-guardians-of-the-galaxy-banner-is-it-real-or-fake/banner spotted in Brazil that was later called 'fake' by director James Gunn (he claimed it was fan art). These latest photos add legitimacy to the authenticity of the art, which will appear on products such as a 16 oz. Double Tumbler w/Straw and a 25 oz. Tritan Bottle. What do you think?

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Director James Gunn also recently chimed in with more comments about the making of the movie, claiming that while Marvel loved his original screenplay, it was Marvel's The Avengers director Joss Whedon who had an interesting request.

"...It's a 100 percent true story that when I turned in my first draft they were really happy with the screenplay - which of course I was overjoyed with - and the only comment they had, which was basically from Joss Whedon, was that they wanted it to be 'more James Gunn .' So that's what I did... I said, 'it's your funeral!'

For me this movie is about family...It's about a bunch of people that don't have a family and they learn to love each other. And I think it's about giving a sh*t. I think we live in a world where we're taught that not giving a sh*t is the coolest thing, and this is a movie that says it's really OK to give a sh*t.""

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