Guardians of the Galaxy Reminds You It's From The Avengers Studio

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Guardians of the Galaxy Reminds You It's From The Avengers Studio

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The new poster also makes it clear Marvel is letting Guardians director James Gunn fly his freak flag high.

Two days after the first trailer's premier, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy marketing continues apace with the release this afternoon of the first official poster. Lining up our heroes in a pose straight out of Firefly, the poster's tag line is a terse "you're welcome", giving fans of the director's previous works further hope that we're getting a James Gunn movie first and foremost.

Guardians, in which Chris Pratt's Star-Lord teaming up with interstellar outlaws Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) to stop Ronan the Accuser's (Lee Pace) evil plans, looks so far to be as close as any Marvel film has come to a straight-up comedy. And I'm fine with that. Blasters are firmly in hand, tongues are firmly planted in cheeks, and I'm drooling. Prediction: this is going to make a great double feature with The Ice Pirates someday.

Did we need to be reminded that this is from the same studio that gave us The Avengers? Probably not, but if it convinces a few more people completely unfamiliar with the series, I'm fine with a little pedantry.

Have a look at the full poster below.

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Im fine with the whole from the studio that bought you blah blah blah. The you're welcome at the bottom though...

"You're welcome". You'd better hope that GOTG is damn impressive you cocky bastards.

I like it. I guess I'm the type of person that finds this type of humor amusing, and it's something I say to people under certain circumstances. And from what I've seen and read, this movie has more than earned the right to have a little bit of an attitude.

my snark sense is tingling XD

Tony Snark to the resc-

Wait, he's not in this one? :(

lol @ the "You're welcome."

Let's hope it turns out to be amazeballs and earn that remark.

I can't tell if the "You're Welcome" is from Marvel, meaning "You're welcome for giving you this movie" or from the Guardians of the Galaxy, meaning "You're welcome for guarding the galaxy." Either way, I'm amused.

Yet no mention of Rocket Raccoon's voice being revealed.

Objectable:
Yet no mention of Rocket Raccoon's voice being revealed.

uh oh, didn't sound cockney to me

OT: no mention of Hulk there, I liked that film

It's kinda funny that a raccoon is voiced by a guy whose last name is Cooper.

The cocky "You're Welcome" at the bottom would feel more appropriate if Guardians of the Galaxy was actually something I had been begging for them to make.

Not that I'm not excited for Hell Boy in space mind you. I just don't recall ever sitting around with my friends going "when are they going to make a fucking Guardians of the Galaxy movie!"

I can't say I blame them for being a bit unsubtle about linking this film to the rest of the Marvel movieverse. In fact I'm surprised the powers that be didn't force them to include a Wolverine Iron Man cameo in the trailer. This is easily the riskiest movie they've done so far, with the potential to either blow the genre expectations of the movieverse wide open... or to be this generation's Howard the Duck.

:slowclap:

Good for them, I hope this movie is good and does well.

Mainly because I'm hoping Miss Pond meets her end in it.
XD

Love it. That kind of brash cockyness really just makes me more optimistic that this movie of grabbing its weirder elements by the horns.

As I've said already, I don't mind this being really funny, but I'll be pissed if this turns out to be 'hipper than itself' and self-conscious about the source material. For example, one of the best parts of 'Thor: The Dark World' is the fact that they had lazer-canoes... and never once made a joke about how stupid lazer-canoes are apparently supposed to be.

As much as I'm looking forward to this film, this kind of advertising reminds me of something...

Well maybe not that bad... but it did come to mind, which made me shudder.

I think it's great how I'm far more excited about this movie than I am about Star Wars VII.

Antonio Torrente:
It's kinda funny that a raccoon is voiced by a guy whose last name is Cooper.

LOL Oh Good Lord, I just got that! XD Well Played, good sir. Well played.

Well, considering the line from the trailer.

"What a bunch of A-holes"...

The last line of the poster makes sense.

But I think the context of it is lost to the a non trailer watching person.

I mean I'm trying to wrap my head around the cockiness of a fictional group who call themselves the guardians of the galaxy, and the fact that the marketing is apparently self aware of that fact.

This is my favorite article ever for two reasons:

Number 1: It made me aware that there is a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer out which I somehow missed. It may have to do with this rock I've been living under. Said trailer looks amazing and Chris Pratt is rapidly becoming my favorite actor ever.

Number 2:

RossaLincoln:
Prediction: this is going to make a great double feature with The Ice Pirates someday.

Someone else in the world remembers The Ice Pirates.

Holy hell, yes.

Thank you Mr. Lincoln. Thank you so very much.

EDIT: Also, I apparently broke 3000 posts. Only took me *looks at watch* 4 years, but screw it, I'm happy.

I'm probably the only one unimpressed by the whole thing. All I see is the same exact blueprint that was used on all the other superhero flicks that not only never bring anything new or interesting, but doesnt even want to. I dont know... in the world of generic movie making I just want something that takes chances and tries to be a bit more profound than bang and boom.

Mr Ink 5000:
uh oh, didn't sound cockney to me

Let's just see how it turns out. Unless his nationality is a major part of his character, then I think he'll be fine with an American accent.

OT: no mention of Hulk there, I liked that film

Hulk is kind of "if you ask, we'll acknowledge it, but please don't ask." Not helping is that it took them three tries to settle on an actor for Dr. Banner (admittedly, the third one was the charm on that one) and he ain't in that one, so while there's nods to continuity in SHIELD and the Hulk movie was chock full of Avenger Easter eggs and the obligatory end scene, it's probably the weakest of all the Marvel movies since this thing got off the ground (with the possible exception of Iron Man 2, which was just... terrible, or at least the villains made it feel like that).

Thank you.

If you had told me just two years ago they were going to make a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, I would have laughed. I'm still laughing, but now it's different. It's more of a prideful-I-told-you-so-and-it's-hilarious-laugh, rather than a that's-ridiculous-who-would-even-make-that? laugh. Laughter all around, but a different kind.

It's like the difference between an ice cream sandwich and a bologna sandwich. They're both sandwiches, but so not the same.

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:
This is my favorite article ever for two reasons:

Number 1: It made me aware that there is a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer out which I somehow missed. It may have to do with this rock I've been living under. Said trailer looks amazing and Chris Pratt is rapidly becoming my favorite actor ever.

Number 2:

RossaLincoln:
Prediction: this is going to make a great double feature with The Ice Pirates someday.

Someone else in the world remembers The Ice Pirates.

Holy hell, yes.

Thank you Mr. Lincoln. Thank you so very much.

EDIT: Also, I apparently broke 3000 posts. Only took me *looks at watch* 4 years, but screw it, I'm happy.

we band of few we merry few that remember ice pirates one of the greatest scifi films of all time ! more films need a space herpy

AJey:
I'm probably the only one unimpressed by the whole thing. All I see is the same exact blueprint that was used on all the other superhero flicks that not only never bring anything new or interesting, but doesnt even want to. I dont know... in the world of generic movie making I just want something that takes chances and tries to be a bit more profound than bang and boom.

Well, i'm not sure what your after. This film is, as far as mainstream audiences go, VERY risky as outside of comic book buffs, this is an unheard of franchise... or may as well be.

Also..

Watchmen (Love it or hate it) Was a big chance movie and in my opinion turned out fantastically.

Likewise with Sin City, but not a superhero flick.

Kick-Ass was another big risk taker in the comic book superhero adaptation that turned out amazing.

To be fair, the ENTIRE marvel movie-verse continuity was a big chance and very new as it had never been done before to the best of my knowledge. I can't think of a single other movie based universe that the continuity spreads across multiple franchises and this many films.

Currently there are 8 films released in the same universe, across 5 franchises, (Iron man - 3films, Thor - 2 films, Hulk, Captain America and The Avengers) plus a tv series (Agents of Shield). A further 2 new movie franchises (at least) in production (Ant Man, Guardians of the Galaxy), plus no less than 4 new films from the current 5 franchises in production or already signed off on(Captain America 2, Avengers 2 & 3, Thor 3). Coupled with that the 4 new TV Franchises Airing on Netflix next year (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist) that will share the universe and continuity, i don't see how this ISN'T new and exciting. Nothing comes close to this in scope and risk.

I'd like to know what out of the comic book/superhero world WOULD get you excited and you would think is new and interesting or chancy. Not being snarky if it sounds like it, i'm genuinely interested.

AJey:
I'm probably the only one unimpressed by the whole thing. All I see is the same exact blueprint that was used on all the other superhero flicks that not only never bring anything new or interesting, but doesnt even want to. I dont know... in the world of generic movie making I just want something that takes chances and tries to be a bit more profound than bang and boom.

It's nice to see how many comic book movies there are that you have no clue are comic book movies.

The Gentleman:
Hulk is kind of "if you ask, we'll acknowledge it, but please don't ask." Not helping is that it took them three tries to settle on an actor for Dr. Banner (admittedly, the third one was the charm on that one)

Negative.
Marvel loves Hulk and is trying to figure out how to do another Hulk movie.
Also, it only took them one try. They got Edward Norton and he was great. They were happy and everyone was pretty happy....except Edward Norton didn't want to play Bruce Banner again, so they were forced to recast Bruce Banner.

wombat_of_war:

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:
This is my favorite article ever for two reasons:

Number 1: It made me aware that there is a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer out which I somehow missed. It may have to do with this rock I've been living under. Said trailer looks amazing and Chris Pratt is rapidly becoming my favorite actor ever.

Number 2:

RossaLincoln:
Prediction: this is going to make a great double feature with The Ice Pirates someday.

Someone else in the world remembers The Ice Pirates.

Holy hell, yes.

Thank you Mr. Lincoln. Thank you so very much.

EDIT: Also, I apparently broke 3000 posts. Only took me *looks at watch* 4 years, but screw it, I'm happy.

we band of few we merry few that remember ice pirates one of the greatest scifi films of all time ! more films need a space herpy

Abso-fuggin-lutely.

The main character was my idol and totally-straight-actually-not-really-at-all man-crush for the first 15 years of my life.

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Looking back, I still wonder why my parents let me watch that movie over and over.

The following is from someone with little to no knowledge of the Marvel universe other than from the films. Take from that what you will.

This will be the biggest "make it or break it" moment for Marvel superhero movies since The Avengers. Truth be told, I'm not sure if this one will succeed.

A big reason why The Avengers paid off so handsomely was because of the huge build-up. Marvel was able to ease John/Jane Q. Public into it by introducing the characters one by one in their respective films. The world building was careful and organic, with various background elements connecting in a reasonably plausible fashion. By the time all the disparate superheroes joined forces, the audience knew who each and every one of them were and had a good frame of reference to work from.

Here though? They're going to get thrown without preamble into a weird and wacky sci-fi setting that appears to be only tangentially related at best to the theme and setting of previous films. It doesn't help that the superheroes on display here don't have the same household recognition that the Avengers team does. Most people will have at least heard of Captain America or the Hulk, but ask them who Rocket Raccoon is and you'll probably just get a blank stare (the only reason I knew the name was from an Angry Joe video rant about Marvel Vs. Capcom 3's DLC).

I'm not saying the movie will be bad (though I haven't been too impressed by what I've seen so far), it's just that I think this will be a hell of an uphill struggle if Marvel expects this to be as successful as their "mainstream" superhero movies.

The Gentleman:

Mr Ink 5000:
uh oh, didn't sound cockney to me

Let's just see how it turns out. Unless his nationality is a major part of his character, then I think he'll be fine with an American accent.

yes very true. I like that they've made him look aggressive. Not that I follow Guardians that closely, but was a little worried that he and Groot would end up Jar Jar-ified

OT: no mention of Hulk there, I liked that film

Hulk is kind of "if you ask, we'll acknowledge it, but please don't ask." Not helping is that it took them three tries to settle on an actor for Dr. Banner (admittedly, the third one was the charm on that one) and he ain't in that one, so while there's nods to continuity in SHIELD and the Hulk movie was chock full of Avenger Easter eggs and the obligatory end scene, it's probably the weakest of all the Marvel movies since this thing got off the ground (with the possible exception of Iron Man 2, which was just... terrible, or at least the villains made it feel like that).

didn't Marvel and Norton have a fall out of some sort? real shame, I liked his Banner, and that CGI Hulk after the Ange Lee Hulk was such an improvement.

I will say foor Ange Lee's Hulk, I did like they way they used comic book panels to show scenes from different angles

Yea, Ed Norton didn't want to be in another Hulk movie, or he wanted too much money, or something along those lines.

Mr Ink 5000:
I will say foor Ange Lee's Hulk, I did like they way they used comic book panels to show scenes from different angles

That was HORRIBLE.
Probably the single worst thing about that movie.
Without the horrible scene transitions and with better CGI it would've probably been a fairly decent movie. But it was just painful to watch - constantly getting pulled out of the movie with a stupid comic book panel popping in, or because you see the Hulk bouncing around like he has no mass, or you notice Hulk's terribly animated pants and eye-melting colors...

Why you'd choose to hobble a movie by mimicking the limitations of a medium that tries its best to be cinematic...that's just daft. That's circular regressive logic...

*sigh*
Damn I wish Jennifer Connelly had played Betty in The Incredible Hulk.
She's magnificent and PERFECT for the part...and Liv Tyler is...meh.

Guardians of the Galaxy were always characters that made me go "WTF?!" whenever they made an appearance in a cartoon, but in a good way. I'm glad they're getting a big movie, and the cast choices alone are pretty damn solid. This poster only cements my impression of the movie's huge potential, as I really enjoy the cocky humour, and I hope it carries over to the final product. :)

Ieyke:
Yea, Ed Norton didn't want to be in another Hulk movie, or he wanted too much money, or something along those lines.

Mr Ink 5000:
I will say foor Ange Lee's Hulk, I did like they way they used comic book panels to show scenes from different angles

That was HORRIBLE.
Probably the single worst thing about that movie.
Without the horrible scene transitions and with better CGI it would've probably been a fairly decent movie. But it was just painful to watch - constantly getting pulled out of the movie with a stupid comic book panel popping in, or because you see the Hulk bouncing around like he has no mass, or you notice Hulk's terribly animated pants and eye-melting colors...

Why you'd choose to hobble a movie by mimicking the limitations of a medium that tries its best to be cinematic...that's just daft. That's circular regressive logic...

*sigh*
Damn I wish Jennifer Connelly had played Betty in The Incredible Hulk.
She's magnificent and PERFECT for the part...and Liv Tyler is...meh.

I'll agree with you on the CGI. but looking back, the panels were great, just to try a new (well i guess 24 did it first) thing.

that said, if I re-watch it, I may see it differently

Mr Ink 5000:

Ieyke:
Yea, Ed Norton didn't want to be in another Hulk movie, or he wanted too much money, or something along those lines.

Mr Ink 5000:
I will say foor Ange Lee's Hulk, I did like they way they used comic book panels to show scenes from different angles

That was HORRIBLE.
Probably the single worst thing about that movie.
Without the horrible scene transitions and with better CGI it would've probably been a fairly decent movie. But it was just painful to watch - constantly getting pulled out of the movie with a stupid comic book panel popping in, or because you see the Hulk bouncing around like he has no mass, or you notice Hulk's terribly animated pants and eye-melting colors...

Why you'd choose to hobble a movie by mimicking the limitations of a medium that tries its best to be cinematic...that's just daft. That's circular regressive logic...

*sigh*
Damn I wish Jennifer Connelly had played Betty in The Incredible Hulk.
She's magnificent and PERFECT for the part...and Liv Tyler is...meh.

I'll agree with you on the CGI. but looking back, the panels were great, just to try a new (well i guess 24 did it first) thing.

that said, if I re-watch it, I may see it differently

See, for 24 it doesn't really matter. There's no immersion to break. The show constantly has a clock popping up and it's constantly going to commercials.
Movies are 2 hour long immersive stories to get lost in. It's bad enough when regular flaws in a movie drag you out of the suspension of disbelief without adding pointless intentional immersion-breakers in on top of it.
It's ridiculous to make a Hulk movie that tries to be all emotional and deep and then periodically breaks its stride to all but literally go and scream "THIS IS BASED ON A COMIC BOOK U GAIS!!!" as blatantly as it can...in case you forgot(?).

The snark at the bottom of that poster just adds to the hype. I mean, that's unapologetic alpha brash right there.

Good to know it's by that studio, now I expect it to be filled with terribly executed jokes and nothing worth seeing any way.

I have no problem with them being smug though.

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