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New images from Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Ronan the Accuser, Nova Prime, The Collector and more

On Tuesday ABC is set to air the hour-long documentary special Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, which will show off new footage from Marvel's various Phase Two offerings, including our very first look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron. But, in the meantime, a few images have arrived online via Idle Hands from the Guardians of the Galaxy segment, which give us our first look at Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Nova Prime Rael (Glenn Close), as well as new shots of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), The Collector (Benicio del Toro) and Nebula (Karen Gillan)...


"From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. 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."
Kevin Feige Talks Marvel Humor and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Emotion

The status quo for the superhero/comic book movie genre is that Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC adaptations are different beasts – the former’s output continues to tow the line of light-hearted entertainment, with both its “Phase 2″ films and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. Meanwhile, the latter has embraced a more serious approach with the aesthetics/themes of its budding shared universe (see: Man of Steel), following its failed attempt to branch into Marvel’s tongue in cheek territory with 2011′s Green Lantern.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the next Marvel Studios project that will open in theaters, but despite its contemporary political overtones the film offers it share of the company’s trademark humor, as evidenced by the healthy amount of cheeky dialogue and one-liners featured in the Cap sequel’s marketing footage.

Badass Digest‘s Devin Faraci recently got a chance to pick Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige’s brain about the creative side of his company’s business (see: calls for increased diversity in terms of the studios’ films’ headliners). Their conversation included a discussion of the contrasting philosophies for Marvel and DC, with Feige saying that “I like them both” – a PR-friendly sentiment, sure, but one that’s been expressed by many a comic book movie fan, at this point.
Feige went on to discuss how he enjoys being able to defy people’s expectations:

“I like suprising people. I think people were surprised by how, for lack of a better word, funny Iron Man Three was, or how funny Thor: The Dark World was. Going by the trailers people asked me, ‘Are you going gritty now?’ Even this movie – there’s humor, thankfully in [The Winter Soldier.”

Iron Man 3 was marketed as being a more psychologically-complex examination of Tony Stark and modern terrorism, while the cast and crew of Thor: The Dark World talked up the film as being director Alan Taylor’s (a former executive producer on Game of Thrones) more rough and tumble take on the Thor fantasy universe. For better or worse, that’s not really what we got – the former is essentially part Iron Man movie, part PG-13 Rated Shane Black joint, while The Dark World is basically the Thor franchise’s equivalent of a Flash Gordon-esque serial adventure (with greater self-awareness).

The teaser trailer for this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Marvel Studios’ first full expedition into the more extravagant cosmic realm of the Marvel Film Universe – differs from marketing for the other “Phase 2″ releases, as it paints the project as being completely aware of (and embracing) its innate goofiness. However, Feige believes that many a moviegoer will be taken back by what James Gunn’s film actually has to offer:

“I think the surprise in Guardians will be that it looks like a weird, zany movie – and it is! – but we’re attempting to do, what James [Gunn] is attempting to do, is make it a somber movie in places and a shockingly emotional movie in places. That’s the idea of the roller coaster ride when you go to the movies.”

This isn’t the first we’ve hear of Guardians‘ purported emotional depth. Previously, Gunn emphasized that his offbeat superheroes-in-space flick has strong familial themes and offers an uncynical perspective on the importance of caring for others as much (if not more) than yourself. Similarly, part of what Vin Diesel claims attracted him to the project – to play the role of anthropomorphic alien tree Groot – was the script’s version of (as he put it) a “different kind of love story,” reminiscent of the relationships that serve as the backbone for Diesel’s Fast and the Furious movies.
No worries, Vin – we’ve been Team Rocket Raccoon/Groot since Day 1.


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