‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ first photo released

hr_guardians_of_the_galaxy_9Disney and Marvel have released the first photo at the upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy, and from the looks of it, it appears they’re getting the looks of the characters spot on.

In the photo is Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper),  Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel which was just recently announced). The film also stars Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer and Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser.

Here’s the official synopsis of Guardians of the Galaxy which hits theaters on Aug. 1, 2014.

“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 entire 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.”

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