Marvel Studios Officially Announces Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by at 3:56 pm on July 23, 2013

Marvel Studios has officially announced the start of production on their forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Filming is now underway at the UK’s Shepperton Studios.

Directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super) from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball) as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness, Avatar) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace (The Hobbit, Lincoln) as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who”) as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (Amistad, Gladiator) as Korath, with Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro (Traffic) as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly (Chicago) as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Fatal Attraction) as Nova Prime.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is slated for an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.

Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee; the co-producer is Nik Korda.

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