‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Posters: Star-Lord and Drax Bring Up the Rear
Marvel kicked the week off by releasing two new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ posters through Fandango, featuring Rocket Raccoon and Groot, and Gamora. But the set is now complete, as the last two character sheets are here to highlight the team’s fearless leader, Star-Lord, and intergalactic barbarian, Drax The Destroyer.
Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which is pegged as the studio’s space opera of sorts, already has a talking raccoon, an enormous tree beast and a green-skinned assassin, so we need a human, right? Chris Pratt stars as, well, Star-Lord/Peter Quill, a mischievous thief who is forced to lead his team of unlikely superheroes against dark forces. And as for Drax, there’s always room in the group for a maniac who looks like a tattooed Hulk (who also just so happens to be played by WWE star Dave Bautista).
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ everyone seems to have a connection to the villainous Thanos, who was introduced in ‘The Avengers’ post-credits scene and will be voiced by Josh Brolin. Star-Lord comes into possession of a mysterious orb coveted by the villain Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), who’s no doubt seeking it for Thanos. While Zoe Saldana‘s Gamora also has ties to the baddie (he raised her and gave her abilities, though now she fights against him), Drax has some beef of his own — his family was wiped out by the Mad Titan, and he sacrificed his body in order to return as the nearly invulnerable Destroyer and seek his vengeance.
All these a-holes, including Bradley Cooper lending his voice to Rocket, will team up when ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ drops into theaters this August 1, and it’s sure to be one heck of a ride. Check out the latest posters, courtesy of Fandango, below.