First Guardians of the Galaxy image revealed!

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Guardians cast at Comic-Con
The cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International. From left to right producer: Kevin Feige, Bautista, director James Gunn, del Toro, Saldana, Hounsou, Pace, Rooker, Gillan and Pratt.

Even amidst so many wildly imaginative comic books, there’s one that shines with a truly strange brightness, like some kind of Golden Ticket to Marvel’s zany Chocolate Factory. Where else will you find the unlikely novelty of a talking raccoon and tree-man banding together to beat down the bad guys?! Fortunately, for all you Guardians of the Galaxy fans, Marvel’s released a photo from the upcoming flick.

Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt will charm it up as the characters Gamora and Peter Quill, while the usually hunky Bradley Cooper will be animated as the ruthless Rocket raccoon. Dave Batista will deliver martial arts as Drax the Destroyer, while Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel plays a… tree-like fellow by the name of Groot!

With all the galactic hype surrounding this highly anticipated Marvel movie, James Gunn must be developing a nervous twitch. I mean, there’s an entire horde of diehard Comic-Con fans that are building up Guardians of the Galaxy into an epic cinema bonanza, so hopefully it delivers on August 1.

As for the average thrill-seeking superpower junkie like myself, I imagine that there will be no shortage of teasers and juicy info to keep us fired up for 2014’s incredible lineup. Considering how awesome The Avengers was, I’m really hoping Disney lives up to their reputation.

Featured image courtesy of Marvel Comics. Image of Comic-Con cast and crew courtesy of Gage Skidmore on Wikipedia.