‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Anti-Hero Featurette & Ronan the Accuser Image

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Sometimes it takes an anti-hero to do a hero’s job, and in truly dire situations it takes five anti-heroes. The titular Guardians of the Galaxy in Marvel’s upcoming sci-fi adventure meet one another in prison and, after organising a daring escape, decide that their individual law-breaking talents could make them a pretty formidable team.

A new featurette for Guardians of the Galaxy explains just how Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) came to be a cohesive group, while also giving an extended introduction to each character – one that includes a whole lot of additional footage not yet shown in any of the trailers.

Bautista, who has confessed that he “broke down in tears” after finding out that he’d been handed the role of Drax after months of auditions, gets his own moment to shine in this featurette with a weirdly hilarious line about his “reflexes.” Of all the main team members in Guardians of the Galaxy, Bautista is probably the least well-known as an actor and it will be interesting to see how he handles the vengeance-driven character.

Without anyone attacking the galaxy there would be no need to guard it, and so director James Gunn has evened the odds a little by offering a new look at Guardians of the Galaxy‘s villain (well, one of them), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).


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Gunn captioned the image with the description, “The biggest d**k ever in a Marvel movie,” which is a pretty bold claim considering some of the villains that have been featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe previously. Pace has previously said that Ronan is a “bombastic villain” and “super, super evil.” That could mean that he’ll turn out to be a little bit cheesy – too much of a comic book villain, so to speak – but given what we’ve seen of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s tone, that might not necessarily be a bad thing.

Cooper promises that Guardians of the Galaxy has “a lot of humor… and a lot of heart,” the combination of which might just be what tips the balance and makes the movie a success – as well as deciding if we’ll ever get to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2.


Guardians of the Galaxy is out in theaters on August 1, 2014.

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  1. Funny thing is: Ronan isn’t super, super evil in the comics.

    • Yeah, I was really hoping he’d evolve into something of an anti-hero himself. Maybe build up to an Annihilation story.

      • If you look at how he changed from villian to almost full hero between Annihilation and Annihilators.

        • It would be awesome to see that story play out and the Annihilators shown on film. All of them would be able to appear, except for Silver Surfer since he’s more than likely Fox property, but he wasn’t even part of the Annihilators Earthfall so who knows.

    • In the comics, Ronan started off as a villain. It would be sweet to see his evolution from villain to hero in the MCU too!

      • He can be marvels Vegeta

        • Haha, perfect analogy!! +9,001!! They even have the same morality.

        • +100000
          I love DBZ references.

    • True but he’s very, very fascist and if he thinks what he’s doing is right he’ll stop at little to get it done.
      If in this case its to destroy Xandar and the Nova Corps for the betterment of the Kree Empire then he wouldn’t blink an eye lid at vaporizing them all …. kinda makes him bad?

    • Ultimate Ronan was he was the son of Thanos so i assume they took a direction like that

  2. nothing but love for this movie and I can not wait!!

    Ronan looks incredible!!! cmon August get here!!!

  3. Oh god, this is going to be so cheesy, isn’t it? I hope the cheese is the charm of the movie, and it doesn’t get too annoying. I guess there’s no point hoping there won’t be too much cheese. Looks like they’re trying pack as much cheese into it. But maybe they’ll balance it out with some well-timed deeply dramatic moments? I can only keep my fingers crossed that it isn’t too much. Jesus Christ, I don’t know if I’m excited for this movie any more… now I’m just a little nervous!

    • Cheese isn’t inherently bad. Directors like Edgar Wright, Tarantino, Guy Rici, and the Coen brothers have all proven this.

      The question is can Gunn pull it off? I think he did a phenomenal job with that balance in Super, so I’m excited for this.

      • That dialogue with Drax though… and the description of Ronan…

        I haven’t seen Super though… so I guess I’ll go check it out to see what you’re talking about… maybe get a better idea of what to expect

        • Super is a very different genre, but James Gunn demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the genre that it seems like other directors miss out on.

  4. 00:33

    Blade Runner influence right there at 00.33
    but I don’t mind. I’m already sold in this movie.
    if only I can sleep for 1 month, just so August would be early.

  5. John Stamos lol

    • I didn’t really get the John Stamos reference…what did he mean by that?

      • Peter Quill left earth back in the 80s, so all his references are going to e outdated. He was probably a kid who watched full house and thought uncle Jessie was the biggest badass ever and has maintained that illusion his whole life since he doesn’t know any better.
        I think Gunn is really trying to highlight the fact that hes an 80s kid in space, which is why the soundtrack is full of classic rock.

      • John Stamos played Stargrove in a movie back in the 80’s. The movie is called Never to Young to Die. There’s a song called Stargrove. I wish they could’ve used it somehow.

  6. He wrote “Biggest d*ick in the Marvel universe” as in “His costume’s shaped like a giant dildo”. That’s all.

  7. I really want to like this movie and I love GotG, but the more I see of this movie, the more unappealing it appears.

    That Drax dialogue was awful. I hope this is not the caliber of humor throughout the movie.

    • I really liked Drax’s dialogue. I found it pretty funny and Bautista seems to have a certain charm about him that Swartzenegger never had.

  8. Ronan looks so good.

  9. Wow , I see Ronan and with a few modification he could look like Serpentor!!!!!!!

    GIJOE 3 please.

  10. lol. that scene with Drax was funny. This movie may become a real hit.

  11. I used to be an avid action figure collector. But to this day the only figures I still have are Trunks from DBZ and Drax the Destroyer. One of my favorite characters of all time. I still wish Mamoa had played him tho. I just keep seeing Bautista.

    • Trunks is probably aesthetically my favorite character design ever.

  12. Forget Groot.

    • I don’t look like a tree like Groot. With my blond curly hair, I look more like a Chia-Pet!

      • @Goldilocks

        I can hardly wait. August, please hurry.

  13. @5aucy
    Haha I know right. I would wear his outfit in a second.

  14. Weird that they would cast Lee Pace as a bombastic character. He always seem so subtle.

  15. That looks to be Marvel, big and funny.

    Going to have to see it.

  16. I wouldve loved this movie more if Mamoa played Drax cuz so far all the wrestlers who transitioned from wrestling to acting suck Dwayne Johnson being the exception but I’m still gonna watch it. It looks awesome
    P.S Opinion

  17. I think Lee Pace would have made a fantastic Anakin Skywalker. He looks like a young Sebastian Shaw. I didn’t know he was playing Ronan.

  18. Whats the song starting at 1:19