Director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy is sure to kick some major ass. I'm very excited about Marvel adding these characters into their cinematic universe. We now have a few new details on the film for you. They include Dave Bautista's role as Drax, Benicio Del Toro's The Collector, Thanos' role in the story, and Glenn Close as Commander Rael.
HitFix has some inside information on the film from a set visit they made, and when talking about Drax The Destroyer, they give some details on the character saying, "Driven by revenge, Drax has turned his body into a road map of private misery and loss, with ornate tattoos that tell the story of how he was left alone in the universe, filled with nothing now but rage." They went on to say that "Every single person we spoke to on the set talked about how blown away they were by what Bautista has been doing with the role." So basically this is going to be a hell of a badass character!
When it comes to Del Toro's The Collector they explain, "The Guardians are going to need something from him, and we'll see what happens when Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax, and... Groot all show up on his planet asking for access to something in that collection." That's a nice little tease of something that sounds really exciting!
Then there's Thanos, who is one of the big bad villains in the Marvel cinematic Universe, but as we expected, he won't be a main villain in this movie. The site says, "He may well be an off-screen presence a la The Emperor in the first Star Wars movie," which makes sense. I wonder in what film they will end up revealing him in all his evil glory.
The director of the movie also clarified the role of Glenn Close on his Facebook, saying that she will be playing Nova Prima Rael. She is the highest ranking Nova Corps officer in the film. “I don't know where they got this 'Commander' stuff from."
I'm really hoping moviegoers embrace the awesomeness of these characters and this film. This isn't the most mainstream comic book, but it's going to be good!
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. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The film opens August 1st, 2014.