I haven’t read it’s comic book yet. Because of that I had no clue about the movie. We have been hearing various news, Most of them saying that this movie will flop big time at the box office. After that we heard of Vin Diesel as Groot in the movie which really stirred things up. Followed by Bradley Cooper being cast as Rocket Raccoon. Ironman is also a member of Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics. He was suppose to make a cameo in the movie, but things changed when he announced that he wouldn’t reprise his role in the future.
If you saw the last scene of “Thor: The Dark World”, it was written to set stage for this film where Benicio Del Toro made an appearance as “The Collector”. The Avengers were defenders of Earth. In this movie, its set in space, much like the Green Lantern movie. And the heroes have to defend the galaxy. Which is what I presume, but by the looks of the trailer it looks like a comedy movie to me. I’m just going to watch the movie anyways because I want to have the proper flow and continuation which will finally lead to the Avengers 2 movie.
The leader or Pilot of the team is a character called Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt. This is his first movie where he is starring in the lead. He has acted in other movies like “Moneyball”, “Her” and “Wanted”. He is also acting in the upcoming Jurassic Park movie. Pratt had gone through intense diet and work out for six months and dropped around 60 pounds for his shirtless scenes in the movie. There were many other actors who had screen tested for this role including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Aaron Paul. Pratt seems to have nailed this role beating all odds.
Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon in the movie. Why? Why would he do that? Is the character that interesting? Its a Raccoon isn’t it? Well, I cant judge the character unless I see it for myself. According to film makers, the raccoon is a product of experimentation, and he is half raccoon and half robot. It seems there is no other character like him. That should sound interesting. Cooper said that his inspiration for Rocket’s voice was Tommy DeVito from Goodfellas(1990).
WOW!.. Zoe Saldana looks amazing in this movie. This is not her first CGI movie, she is famously known for her role as a Na’avi Princess in Avatar. Her other movies include Star Trek and Pirates of the Caribbean. In this movie, she will be acting as Gamora, a soldier and assassin. It seems Olivia Wilde had turn down this role.
Vin Diesel doesn’t have much to say in the movie other than saying “Groot”. He always wanted to do a CGI character. He had been practicing for the role by walking on sticks.
Last but not the least, Batista.!! the WWE Superstar who recently returned to win the Royal Rumble 2014 will be acting in the movie as Drax the Destroyer, who is on a rampage to seek revenge. Many other actors including Jason Mamoa was considered for this role before it was passed onto Batista.
The movie is directed by James Gunn whose previous movies include “Movie 43″ (DO NOT WATCH IT), Slither and Super. He has written both the Scooby Doo movies which were released in 2002 and 2004. He stated that Ironman movie was an inspiration for him where it revolutionized the full comic movies. This movie will be Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The movie is set to release on August 1st. Here is the teaser trailer: