James Gunn and Marvel are currently prepping up to shoot their Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Not a lot of the general movie goers out there really know that much about this comic or the characters that fill this part of the Marvel universe. Those characters include Star-Lord who is going to be played by Chris Pratt, Rocket Racoon, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and Groot. At one point it looked like Jason Mamoa was going to play Drax, but that fell apart.
For those of you who still don't really know that much about the Guardians of the Galaxy, IGN has put together a nice little breakdown that fills you on some of the main points of who these characters are and the part they play in the Marvel universe. Check it out!
Guardians of the Galaxy will be more of a stand alone film, and it follows a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants. Star-Lord is the pilot and leader of the space superhero team in the film. He's also the offspring of a human mother and an alien father.
The movie comes out on August 1st, 2014, and I have no doubt that Marvel movie fans are going to embrace the awesomeness!