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Everything You Need To Know Before You See "Guardians Of The Galaxy"

You're welcome. Prepare yourself for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy — in theaters Friday, August 1!

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Well, first off, there are five of them:

Description: human wise-ass.

Description: human wise-ass.

Peter was abducted from Earth as a child... and became an interstellar adventurer.

He's also trying to get people to call him Star-Lord.

Yeah... good luck with that.

Description: humanoid plant inhabitant of Taluhnia.

Description: humanoid plant inhabitant of Taluhnia.

Groot's the walking, talking tree.

Although "talking" might be an overstatement — his communication skills are limited to this phrase:

(Yet he's a surprisingly good conversationalist.)

Description: the big bald gray guy covered in red tattoos/scars.

Description: the big bald gray guy covered in red tattoos/scars.

He's got a personal vendetta against Ronan (the main bad guy).

In the trailer, he's called a maniac, and in the comics, he's called Drax the Destroyer, so yeah... he's a real sweetheart.

Description: last survivor of the Zehoberi people.

Description: last survivor of the Zehoberi people.

Gamora was raised by Thanos to be the perfect weapon... and his personal assassin.

(Which seems awfully convenient for Thanos, and awfully inconvenient for the rest of the galaxy.)

Oh, and before you ask, Thanos is the purple guy from the end of The Avengers.

Description: cybernetic/genetic experiment on a lower life form.

Description: cybernetic/genetic experiment on a lower life form.

He enjoys shooting things...

...and explosions.

'Nuff said.

Trouble is coming to save the galaxy.

All images courtesy Marvel.

The fate of 12 billion people is in their hands. Check out Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy — in theaters Friday, August 1!

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