New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Production Images Tease Marvel’s Space Adventure

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 24th, 2014 at 12:38 pm,

This summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy is being pitched to the paying public as Marvel Studios’ most self-aware goofy feature to date, with Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt headlining a film written and directed by James Gunn – creator of the horror/comedy Slither and Super (a.k.a. Kick-Ass‘s weird indie cousin) – where the characters include a talking raccoon with the voice of Bradley Cooper, former Doctor Who companion Amelia Pond (Karen Gillan) as an bald-headed blue alien, and Oscar-nominees Glenn Close and John C. Reilly as space cops, among other peculiar entities.

Gunn’s movie is also a key installment in Phase 2 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, as Guardians will be responsible for introducing and, hopefully, getting moviegoers excited to see more outer space creatures that occupy Marvel’s movie-verse, potentially opening the door for comic book properties like The Inhumans to be included as part of Phase 3. And did we mention that Guardians has important ties to The Avengers 3?

So far, though, Guardians is looking quite promising, simply in terms of it being a solid Marvel superhero flick that crosses over into Star Wars-ian cosmic/space opera genre territory as successfully (if not more so) than Captain America: The Winter Soldier merges super-heroics with Mission: Impossible-style espionage plot acrobatics.

That Guardians offers what seems like an imaginative vision of alien life and civilization far away from Earth, to go with the customary¬†fireworks and sense of fun that you expect from a Marvel Studios’ project, is just icing on the cake. You can get another early taste of the film’s strange flavor by perusing through the following Marvel-sanctioned production images – previously only available online in scanned form – that’ve been included below (click the image to enlarge):

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guardians galaxy star lord image 700x425 New Guardians of the Galaxy Production Images Tease Marvels Space Adventure

Elements such as Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s (Pratt) unusual face mask – you can observe that more closely above – and the fact that the Guardians, prior to teaming up, start out as full-fledged criminals instead of noble beings (see their prison uniforms in the second to last image) are part of what makes Guardians of the Galaxy something of a risky proposition for Marvel Studios. On the other hand, with risk comes excitement and the potential for greater rewards than might’ve been gained from playing it safe.

Plus, if Marvel is to continue thriving at the comic book/superhero moviemaking game, then it needs to keep mixing things up – for example, by giving more studio system “outsiders” like Gunn the means necessary, in order to realize their offbeat visions on the big screen. Fingers crossed, Guardians¬†might end up justifying that investment (and thus, offer more hope for the studio’s future).


Guardians of the Galaxy opens in U.S. theaters on August 1st, 2014.

Source: Marvel

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  1. Star-Lord’s helmet looks great!
    Still 4 months before this movie arrives, I don’t know what to watch while waiting… (jk)

    I hope this movie will deliver, and show a good space humor instead of grounded gritty blah blah blah

    • Oh…it’s Starlord…hmmm, silly me, here I thought it was either Ant-Man or someone with their head stuck in a bear-trap. Shows what I know….!

      • wtf

      • sssssh you’re comment serves for only silliness…

      • It’s very clear from the context of their post that they’re talking about the mask when they say helmet. So “not to get nitpicky” when you full well know what they mean seems….very nitpicky.

      • Dude you are worse than John Ralphio’s sister.

  2. Everything’s looking good with this movie. Love that helmet!

  3. I still really don’t get why we HAVE to see Chris Pratt’s hair. Is the costume designer like the hairstylist’s brother? It even LOOKS like there’s supposed to be a secondary helmet piece that goes over top, it just looks like he left part of his costume in his trailer.

    • I was thinking that too. The only thing I can think of is it’s less about protection from concussive force and more about breathing and/or a tech HUD of some kind.

      • Yeah there was a short clip they released that showed a little more of the scene where Quill confronts Korath. He escapes using his jet boots and the mask automatically comes out from his jacket and covers his face as he flies backwards. So I’m going to have to agree with you that its more of a breathing apparatus/HUD than anything. Still looks cool though.

        • That’s one of my favorite TV spots this year. short but sweet.

    • C’mon, he’ll make a fortune earning sidemoney for Brylcream! Hair-care products in outer space…I can see it now!

    • I think it’s more about an emotional connection with the audience. Sure I’ll agree it doesn’t make sense to not have the full helmet, but I think the hair conveys a sense of humanity. If I didn’t know Guardians of the Galaxy, I’d just think “Oh, it’s evil robot guy #3″.

  4. The Helmet looks like Ultrans Helmet

  5. Ultron I meant

    • …you mean in that it’s a silver metal helmet?
      Sorry, but that’s a stretch, man.

    • no.

  6. This movie will be great. I love star lords helmet

  7. Notice pratt/starlord is holding a robotic leg that he most likely used as a club or bat during the prison riot scene.

  8. Nice outfit.

  9. I don’t wanna knock the helmet, cuz it’s awesome, but the comic version is my favorite mask/helmet period! The blue, the visor, the spartoi symbol. Peter Quill’s helmet and Baron Zemo’s mask…If I had those for Halloween I’d be a happy Bucky.

    • There’s actually more than one comic version, which has been a big part of the reason CBMs have been so polarizing to this point: everyone has not only their favorite characters… they have their favorite VERSIONS of their favorite characters. For example, the mask he’s wearing in the promos is the version he wore when he was originally re-introduced in Annihilation: Conquest and the subsequent Abnett/Lanning relaunch of the GotG series in ’08.

  10. #Vin4BlackBolt

  11. Perhaps there will be hard-to-see cameos from X-Wing or Millennium Falcon?

  12. The irony is this is the only scene where he is wearing the helmet

    • how do you wanna know this?! have you seen the movie?! i guess not

  13. The “MacGuffin” in the second picture makes me think that item is connected to Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet.

    • Oh, an Egg McMuffin? Yes, I would like a couple of those right about now.

      • I do think he means, “McLovin.”

        • Definition: “McLovin”: What you do if you really like Irishmen. (ie: “Mick-Loving”).

          • can’t get enough of those slurs I see…

            • Am I using the word wrong? lol

    • sure, that’s been known for a while now

  14. Who do I have to sleep with to get that helmet?

    • With me.

      • No Drax. It’s MY helmet. If anybody’s sleeping with anybody, it’s with me.

        • Can I get in on this!?

          • Easy, kids. We don’ want to cause a wallop, now, do we?

            • It isn’t so much who sleeps with who, it’s more who stays awake with who. Woo-woo-woo-woo!!!

  15. Disney Attack

  16. Hmm, I didn’t know Zoe Saldana was playing an Orion in the new Star Trek film….

  17. I hope The Orb is the Soul Stone which The Collector uses to hatch Magus.

  18. it cant be too offbeat either or way off base with a nova corps officer saying they are a
    bunch of a-holes which is not alien language anyway. iam not interested in spaceballs

    • you mean ENGLISH? You’re right, that’s not an alien language! … Unless of course you are watching STAR WARS (Disney owns that too by the way) they seem to all speak ENGLISH on other planets, and even in GALAXIES far far away!

      If you don’t want to enjoy yourself, don’t go see it.

    • Oh and for the record Thanos speaks ENGLISH too, in the comic books even!

    • Wait… Who WOULDN’T want Spaceballs 2?!?!?!?!?!

  19. The commentary on this thread is pathetic… Who are you people?

    I think this movie looks awesome! VERY excited to see it and hope it makes a killing at the boxoffice to ensure even more of these wacky characters make it to the big screen!

    I was SOLD at The Collector scene on Thor 2

    • Well done Eddie! As MARVEL and I do not get along very well at times….Star Lord’s helmet is spot on!

    • (Singing): “Roxanne…er, Eddie…you don’t have to put on the red light!”

  20. I really get tired of all you new marvel fanboys who just hopped on the marvel bandwagon after avengers beat the darknight. Though iam a big marvel fan from decades ago the brand can always do better and take bigger risks and
    Give us more characters. I iike what bradley cooper said he wants rocket raccoon to be understood as a soldier rather
    Then bugs bunny in a avengers movie. A bunch of you guys will call gotg awesome before we have seen, I hope
    Its good. So new marvel fanboy overly obessed guys do us all a favor and ZIP IT!

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  22. I don’t care about his hair showing. I think it’s a petty gripe. They could have included the top helmet and I think it would have looked pretty stupid. The helmet makes him look to WWII’ish – like a space pirate neo nazi man. They are doing it All Right in this film. I think it will blow the lid off of the cosmic universe for a lot of people. I think this film will be so awesome for comic book fans. Michael Bay does suck and Gamora needs the eye markings but Zoe Saldana still looks hot in green!