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Coming next summer!

By Robert T. Trate     July 23, 2013
Source: Walt Disney/ Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney have released the official word that Guardians of the Galaxy that principle photography has begun! Here is the official press release from Disney.
Official Press Release: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios has started shooting at the UK’s Shepperton Studios.  Directed by James Gunn (“Slither,”“Super”) from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt (“Zero Dark Thirty”, “Moneyball”) as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (“Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Avatar”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Riddick”) as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit,” “Lincoln”) as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (BBC TV’s “Doctor Who”) as Nebula, two-time Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Amistad”, “Gladiator”) as Korath, with Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro (“Traffic”) as The Collector,  Academy Award® nominee John C. Reilly (“Chicago”) as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award® nominee Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs,” “Fatal Attraction”) as Nova Prime. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated for an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S. 


Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film.  The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee; the co-producer is Nik Korda.

The creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis, BSC (“Wrath of the Titans”, “Kick-Ass”), production designer Charles Wood (“Thor: The Dark World”), BAFTA-nominated Editor Fred Raskin (“Django Unchained,” “Fast Five”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Hughes Winborne, A.C.E. (“The Help,” “Crash”), and Academy Award® winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Elizabeth The Golden Age”).  The film will also shoot at Longcross Studios, and locations in and around London.


Marvel Studios’ last two releases were “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” which are the #3 and #5 highest grossing films of all time and the two highest-grossing films ever released by the Walt Disney Company.  The two films are the #1 and #2 all-time domestic 3-day weekend box office record holders at $207.4 million and $174.1 million respectively.  The studio’s upcoming release schedule includes “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, 2013, and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014.


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Roqueja 7/23/2013 10:18:46 PM

If this movie accomplishes nothing else, it already has amazing casting under it's belt.  I like that they aren't releasing info on the casting of Groot or RR yet.  Keep 'em wanting more.  Great build up for this so far.

Classicrockr 7/24/2013 4:25:20 AM

But where's some of the original's at?  Like Charlie 27, Nikki. Vance astro, Firelord, Starhawk?  yondu was one of the originals so where are the rest?

goldeneyez 7/24/2013 5:10:13 AM

 I wonder if they would touch Firelord since he was a herald of Galactus.  I wonder if he's tied up with 20th Century Fox & the Fantastic Four.

Wiseguy 7/24/2013 5:38:34 AM

My most anticipated film of 2014


lusiphur 7/24/2013 6:20:52 AM

 When I look at the actors, I keep thinking they should switch Lee Pace and Michael Rooker's roles.  Rooker seems to have the build I've seen Ronan depicted with than pace does.  But I've been pleasantly surprised before.  

ElBaz13 7/24/2013 6:29:40 AM

Fuck I can't wait for this!

Always loved the idea of "superheroes in space". That's why I was always a huge Dreadstar fan. Definitely a first here. We've seen sci-fi fantasy (Star Wars, original BSG) and Earth men out of place (Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Farscape) but this one fuses both of those together and throws in super powered beings and also part of a larger movie universe.

James Gunn tweeted a picture of Batista holding a baby raccoon. Too funny.

Now that I think about it,  I would love a Dreadstar movie if GotG ends up huge.

ElBaz13 7/24/2013 6:41:59 AM

 Wasn't the original release date November 2014?


Wiseguy 7/24/2013 6:51:15 AM

No, it was always August EB

lusiphur I'm totally cool with Pace as Ronan. The costume will help but the dude looks like he's been hitting the weights too and bulking up some.

And Karen Gillan is a total fox, even bald

redhairs99 7/24/2013 7:23:58 AM

 Maybe it's because I'm not all that familiar with these characters and story, but why did Karen Gillian shave her head?  The character pic next to her head shot has hair, so I'm confused.

And didn't they already start shooting this?

ElBaz13 7/24/2013 8:22:01 AM

Awesome! August is so cool for me! Less the wait!

Nebula always had hair but I believe her recent appearances in the comics have her bald.

Just google Nebula Marvel and you will see recent comicbook pics of her.

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