Guardians of the Galaxy characters unveiled, photo goes viral

Guardians of the Galaxy characters were unveiled by Marvel recently. A teaser photo of the lineup for the superhero movie has gone viral.

Guardians of the Galaxy
Photo courtesy of Marvel
Seen in the picture (from left to right) are Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Bradley Cooper as the raccoon named Rocket, Dave Batista as Drax the Destroyer, and Vin Diesel as Groot.

The following synopsis was also released by Disney so that moviegoers get familiar with the Guardians of the Galaxy before they’re seen August 1st on the big screen.

“An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.”

The film also stars Glenn Close, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Benicio Del Toro who plays The Collector, the character who was introduced at the end of last year’s blockbuster hit Thor: The Dark World.

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most-anticipated movies of 2014.