Ladies and gents, Five Awesome Things About Guardians of the Galaxy‘s upcoming movie adaptation:
I’ve been a fan of director James Gunn since before he was a big film director. I read his book Toy Collector, which was decent, if not (almost) good. Though I will recall distinctly the pee conversation in that book for as long as I live (don’t worry, it’s mundane). Also, I once sold James a copy of my Brain Damage DVD when it went out of print. True story.
This is the guy from Parks & Rec. He’s muscled out for the role, and looks really good. I have full faith he’s going to make this movie even better. Go dude, go.
He’s a Raccoon superhero. And he’s adorable. What else do we need?
Gamora should be beautiful, and she will be. I love Zoe in the Star Trek movies (though the sequel under utilized her) and she’s just a strong woman that will kick your face.
I’m not familiar with the young lady playing this character, but she shaved her head and that’s fucking awesome. Her name is Karen Gillan, and she revealed her big bald head at Comic Con this year by ripping a wig off and throwing it into the audience.
Bonus Awesome: This is Marvel’s first film without official studio backing. So they got free reign to be badass.
I’m so excited for this movie.