VIDEO: New Look At GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted by: Cameron Logan
Marvel just aired a new behind-the-scenes look at Guardians of the Galaxy during tonight's new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Check out the video below!


Not much new footage was shown, but we've got the new shots after the jump!

REMINDER: New Behind-The-Scenes GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Footage Tonight During AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Posted by: Cameron Logan
UPDATE: The clip has aired. Watch it here.

Attention Galaxians! Tonight (4/15/14), at 9pm, during the new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, Marvel will be airing an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film, which is expected to show new footage from the movie. 

As soon as it airs, Marvel will undoubtedly be posting the clip online. We will post the video, as well as screencaps as soon as possible. Keep checking back to GuardTheGalaxy for updates as they happen! 

Weekly GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Poll Results: 4/15/14

Posted by: Cameron Logan
The poll results are in! The question was 'How many times will you see Guardians of the Galaxy in the first month?' And the winning answer is...

2-5 Times!

72% of our visitors said they will see the film 2-5 times in the first month, while 16% said they'd only see it once (yeah, right). 11% said they'd watch it all 31 days of the first month. 

This week's poll: 
 'Do you think Groot will change sizes in the GUARDIANS movie?' 

Rocket Raccoon Soars Through Mid-Air In This Brand New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Promotional Display

Posted by: Cameron Logan
A source has sent us a picture of this cool new Guardians of the Galaxy promotional display. It was taken at The Walt Disney Company in Mexico City. The display features new images of Starlord and Rocket Raccoon that we've never seen before. Not sure if this display will make it to theaters in the United States, but keep an eye out. Check out the image below, and drop us a comment! 


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY News Roundup: 4/13/14

Posted by: Cameron Logan
Greetings, Galaxians! We've got a few bits of Guardians of the Galaxy news for you, so we decided to compile them into one "roundup" post (just to make things easier on all of us). Well...what are we waiting for? Let's get to it!


Behind-The-Scenes Clip of Guardians To Air Tuesday Night on ABC
This Tuesday night, at 9pm EST, tune into Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Guardians of the Galaxy film. It is currently unknown how much new footage will be revealed, but we can probably expect something similar to the exclusive MTV segment that aired last week. Check back here after the segment airs, as we will be posting a video of the clip as soon as it is made available (as well as screencaps).

First Look at Free Comic Book Day Guardians Comic
For those of you who live under a rock, Free Comic Book Day is a holiday where local comic book stores give away exclusive (you guessed it) free comic books to customers. This year, the holiday falls on Saturday, May 3rd, and there will be two free Guardians-related offerings. One is a Rocket Raccoon one-shot comic, written by Joe Caramagna (who we recently conducted an interview with), and the other is a Guardians of the Galaxy comic, written by Brian Michael Bendis. 

Thanks to blog, The Spinner Rack, we now have our first look at the latter comic, illustrated beautifully by Nick Bradshaw and Scott Hana. The comic features Starlord with his updated "movie look," featuring his mask, and signature red jacket. Click the image to the right to enlarge.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Gaming Update With Leo Wyld

Posted by: Leo Wyld
Cosmic greetings, all! This is your Raccoonatic Commander. No, this is not another issue of Flarkin' Awesome! (Taking a short break from that for now). But I did want to give ya some news related to some Marvel game stuff.  I have news primarily about two games: Marvel Heroes and Marvel Avengers Alliance.

Avengers Alliance Update: 4/14 - After running this article, I got contacted by some long-time players of the game.  Apparently, exclusive does not *really* mean exclusive. All PvP tournament heroes have eventually become purchasable with command points. That's the good news. The bad news is that all PvP tournament heroes have eventually become purchasable with command points. Based on history, it will be about three months from this writing before Rocket can be bought with command points. Still frustrating, but at least there is something to look forward to (although there will still be that taunting popup each login). If you want to give feedback to the AA people about this, their Twitter handle is @MarvelAlliance, they also have a Facebook page and forum.

I'll get the bad news out of the way first.  You may recall we ran a story about the Guardians of the Galaxy being planned additions to the Facebook game Marvel Avengers Alliance. The first of the team arrived and it is a little guy with an awesome buncha' fans.  But here's the bad news, he is advertised as a PvP exclusive and a prize for winning top league in the PvP.  I'd be surprised if I could win a single match in PvP, let alone the top prize and I have a feeling many would be in the same boat.  People who compete in such things are ruthless, sneaky, and I would not be surprised if some found exploits to use. Not to mention that the best weapons and gear cost gold.  Gold costs real money.  You can earn gold for free, but slowly.  And, since this particular competition has a limited time duration, it essentially makes it pay-to-win, or rather, pay-to-have-a-chance to win Rocket Raccoon. I apologize for any Raccoonatics who started playing this game after hearing that Guardians announce, hoping to one day play their favorite hero (that's what I did), but it looks like that will just not happen for most of us.

MERCH: Collect Your Favorite Heroes With These Upper Deck GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trading Cards

Posted by: Cameron Logan

Upper Deck Trading Cards have been a staple in many childhoods since the 1980's. They have been known for their cards featuring athletes, celebrities, etc. Now our favorite fictional characters, the Guardians of the Galaxy, will be gracing the rectangular collectibles, starting in August. Thanks to our friend, Rochi Shion of ComicBookMovie, we've got a look at some of the promotional images for the cards. Check the rest of the images out after the jump!

MOVIE IMAGE: New Close-Up BTS Picture Of Chris Pratt As Starlord in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted by: Cameron Logan
On the heels of the three images that were revealed yesterday, Marvel has released an awesome new image of Chris Pratt in his Starlord mask on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy. Let us know what you think of the image below! 


Marvel Producer Talks About The Look Of Animated GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Plus New Movie Stickers

Posted by: Cameron Logan
Marvel.com recently conducted an interview with Cort Lane, Supervising Producer of Marvel's animated shows, including Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble. Lane talked a little bit about the look of the Guardians of the Galaxy in those series.  
"When we went into pre-production on the ["Guardians and Spaceknights" episode of Avengers Assemble], they were not far into pre-production on the [Guardians of the Galaxy] film for us to match up with what they were doing. So, we made our best guess based on what was happening in publishing. We’ll start to align more as appearances of the Guardians continue."  
This is good news for Galaxians (fans of Guardians), since many people have complained about Starlord's look recently. With longstanding rumors of a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series in the works, hopefully we can expect to see Starlord's much-lauded mask appear. For the rest of the interview, click here.

In other news, Trends International has begun selling these Guardians of the Galaxy stickers (pictured to the left), based off of the characters in the upcoming film (We asked Trends for a larger image, but this is the best one they could give us). The stickers feature Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, The Milano Ship, a Nova Corps officer, the Guardians of the Galaxy logo, the Starlord fire emblem, and the Nova Corps emblem. There is probably another sheet underneath the one pictured with other stickers too. If we can track one down, we'll post better pictures.

We were told that these are being sold now, so check Walmart, ToysRUs, and Target. If you find them, send us an e-mail and let us know where. Or you could always drop us a comment below, of course.


MERCH: Get Your Drink On With These Freakin' Sweet New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Party Cups

Posted by: Cameron Logan

Our good friends at Hard To Find Party Supplies are at it again (they just can't stop being awesome)! Recently added to their already superb assortment of Guardians of the Galaxy party supplies, are these magnificent cups, which feature Starlord, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon (I guess Gamora didn't get the invite). These cups are reusable and you can buy two for only $4.20. Make sure you snatch 'em up here before they are all gone! Also available are Guardians of the Galaxy plates, napkins, and tablecovers.

New Batch Of Fresh GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Plot Points From Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: Cameron Logan
Director James Gunn recently talked to Entertainment Weekly about Guardians of the Galaxy, revealing new information and plot points that we hadn't heard yet. Check out the quotes below!  

On Peter Quill (Starlord): "He was abducted from Earth (specifically, Missouri) at age 8 and "raised in a group of thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. He's good with the ladies and a little bit of a d*ck and very lucky."

On Gamora: "Thanos slaughtered her family and Nebula's, then raised them together as siblings. They were bio engineered to become living weapons. So she's really good at killing people."

On Drax: "Drax is a little mysterious in the movie. But we do know that his wife and child were killed by Ronan and he's very singularly focused on revenge."

On Groot: "He's very innocent. He just wants to be liked by Rocket and do the right thing."

On Rocket Raccoon: "A talking, gun-toting raccoon-like creature-and another product of bioengineering. For me, it's not Bugs Bunny in the middle of the Avengers. It's this little gnarled, creepy beast who is very sad and alone."

The article also revealed that Thanos will be "motion capture" and that Guardians will "definitely be connected to Avengers 3". Don't know about you guys, but these quotes are getting me pumped! Drop us a comment below and let us know what you think!

Three Great New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Images Surface From Entertainment Weekly Magazine

Posted by: Cameron Logan
In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Marvel revealed two new images from Guardians of the Galaxy. Check them out below!


Also, in the article, Thanos is said to be "motion-capture", with James Gunn describing him as "the head of the snake." Also, James Gunn says, "We're definitely connected to Avengers 3."

KIDS: New Information and Cover Artwork For Three Upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Early Reader Books

Posted by: Cameron Logan
With the Guardians of the Galaxy movie being released in August, Marvel is understandably marketing the property to adults and kids alike. Now, we've got hi-res cover images for three kids books, featuring our favorite cosmic heroes. Check out the images, as well as the descriptions below.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: BEGINNINGS 

By: Tomas Palacios
"How did a raccoon with a rocket launcher, a talking tree, a bald green destroyer, the most dangerous woman in the universe, and an interplanetary policeman form the heroic space squad, The Guardians of the Galaxy? Join Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and their fierce leader Star-Lord as they band together in this origin storybook to fight through the cosmos and bring peace to a universe filled with threats and danger. This illustrated 48-page storybook introduces the fun ragtag band of Super Heroes in space, the Guardians of the Galaxy!"
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $12.99 ($13.99 in Canada)



FANDOM: Exclusive Interview With Rob Csiki, Creator Of Sensational GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Fan Poster

Posted by: Cameron Logan
We recently talked to Rob Csiki, creator of the ever-popular Guardians of the Galaxy fan poster (pictured to the left). He was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, as well as provide us with an updated version of his poster, which features 'The Milano' spaceship.

Guard The Galaxy: "How long have you been making fan posters?"

Rob Csiki: "I have only been doing posters on and off for two years, but have worked in Photoshop for over twenty-three years in my career."

GTG: "Do you plan to do anymore posters in the near future?"

RC: "I am planning on doing a fully illustrated digital painting of the Guardians in time for the movie's release. Fan-art mind you. Done in a vintage/sci-fi pulp style featuring: "A bunch of A-Holes!""

GTG: "Have you gotten any feedback from anyone at Marvel?"

RC: "No I have not. I did have James Gunn comment today on his Facebook page after I posted the poster on his page. Quote: "Rob Csiki, love that sir.""

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Comics: 4/9/14

Posted by: Cameron Logan
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Captain Marvel #2
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick
This new series follows the adventures of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, as she travels the galaxy. In this issue, Carol teams up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, a team-up that will last the next couple of issues. Just a thought: With talk of Carol Danvers appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron, could we possibly see her in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well?
$3.99


That's all for this week. Will you be picking up Captain Marvel #2 for the Guardians of the Galaxy appearance? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!