Finally, fans are getting their first official look at the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Marvel has released the first image from the movie, featuring “Parks and Recreation” star Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista (Batista in WWE) and Zoe Saldana, along with characters voiced by Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
Pratt, who plays Star-Lord in the movie, told Zap2it that he was hoping to inject a bit of himself into the character. “There have been a lot of incarnations of this character over the years and I think what’s nice about James Gunn, who’s directing this, is he really wants this to be an organic and sort of real character that I can breath my own spirit into,” he said.
Bautista portrays Drax the Destroyer and is currently preparing for a return to WWE on Jan. 20. He will be the second wrestler-turned-action star to return to the wrestling business, after Dwayne Johnson.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” follows Star-Lord and a group of misfits who fight together for the common goal of, naturally, saving the galaxy. The cast is rounded out by “Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker and Lee Pace, among many others. It’s set for theaters Aug. 1.