MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON
“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Commences Principal Photography in the UK in Preparation for August 1, 2014 Film Release
Marvel Studios has begun production on Guardians of the Galaxy which is directed by James Gunn and slated for an August 1st, 2014 release.
The story features Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), Yondu (Michael Rooker), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou), The Collector (Benicio del Toro), Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly), Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Prime (Glenn Close). Groot & Rocket Raccoon will both be CGI characters with voice-over actors, who have yet to be announced.
While the characters may not be known by many people who don’t read comics, Marvel Studios is banking on the huge success of The Avengers to bring people into theaters for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Below is the full press release and a huge selection of photos of the cast from San Diego Comic-Con 2013.