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WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy follow.


For other uses, see Guardians of the Galaxy (disambiguation)
Guardians of the Galaxy (film)
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Director(s) James Gunn
Producer(s) Kevin Feige
Victoria Alonso
Louis D'Esposito
Alan Fine
Jeremy Latcham
Stan Lee
Writer(s) James Gunn
Chris McCoy
Nicole Perlman
Composer Tyler Bates
Release Date August 1, 2014
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Guardians of the Galaxy is a superhero film made by Marvel Studios and will be the tenth main installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fourth in Phase Two.

The original concept for the Guardians of the Galaxy, which dates back to 1969, focused on a team of superhumans and extraterrestrials dedicated to the safeguarding of the Milky Way Galaxy. However, studio chief Kevin Feige said that the new film would focus on the more recent 2008 version of the team, rather than the original. The film stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, and Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot.

It was released on August 1, 2014.

A sequel has already been planned.

SynopsisEdit

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb  coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. 

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The first cast photo.

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In 1988 Missouri, a young boy named Peter Quill stands by his mother, Meredith, as she lays dying in a hospital bed. Close to death and delirious, Meredith laments on Peter's father, whom the boy has never met, describing him as an "angel". When Meredith finally passes on, a distraught Peter flees from the hospital. After distancing himself from the building, he enters a field where a spaceship suddenly appears, the occupants of which bring Peter aboard and depart into space.

26 years later, Quill is now an adult and a member of the Ravagers, a group of intergalactic pirates led by the Centaurian Yondu Udonta. Quill lands on a planet to steal a sphere-artifact only to be intercepted by the Kree, Korath the Pursuer, a servant to the fanatical Ronan the Accuser. Although Quill escapes with the artifact, Yondu discovers he has stolen the Ravager's prize, and issues a bounty for his capture, while Ronan sends the assassin Gamora after the sphere.

While attempting to sell the sphere on the planet Xandar, home of the Nova Corps, Quill is ambushed by Gamora, who takes the sphere. A fight ensues, drawing in two bounty hunters, the genetically-engineered raccoon Rocket Raccoon, and the humanoid tree Groot. The Nova corps arrive and arrest the group, imprisoning them in the Kyln. The prisoners, aware of Gamora's relationship with Ronan, who has led a slaughter of worlds in pursuit of Kree purity, threaten her life. The powerful inmate, Drax, attempts to kill Gamora for the murder of his family by Ronan, but Quill convinces him that he can get to Ronan through Gamora. She reveals that she intended to betray Ronan and keep the sphere, unwilling to let him use its power to destroy entire planets, starting with Xandar. Learning that Gamora has a buyer for the artifact, Rocket, Quill, Groot and Gamora work together to escape the Kyln.

Meanwhile, Ronan meets with Thanos to discuss Gamora's betrayal. Though Ronan kills Thanos' assistant, The Other, he is allowed to leave to recover the sphere. Quill and his allies, accompanied by Drax, manage to escape the Kyln in Quill's ship, the Milano, and flee to Knowhere, a remote criminal outpost built in the giant severed-head of a Celestial being floating in space. While a drunken Drax secretly summons Ronan, the rest of the group meets with Gamora's contact, Tanaleer Tivan. Tivan opens the sphere, revealing an infinity stone, an item of immeasurable power that destroys all but the most powerful beings who wield it. Unfortunately, Tivan's tormented assistant, Carina, grabs the stone, triggering an explosion that engulfs his archive.

Ronan arrives and battles Drax, while the others escape by ship and are pursued by Ronan's followers, led by Gamora's sister Nebula. Ronan easily defeats Drax, while Nebula destroys Gamora's ship, leaving her floating in space. Ronan's forces leave Knowhere with the sphere, while Quill summons Yondu before following Gamora into space, giving her his helmet to survive; Yondu arrives and collects the pair before they succumb to the exposure. Rocket, Drax, and Groot attack Yondu's ship to recover their friends, but Quill negotiates a truce after convincing Yondu that they can recover the sphere from Ronan and sell it. The group agrees that facing Ronan means certain death, but that they must stop him from using the Infinity Gem to lay waste to the galaxy. On Ronan's ship, the Dark Aster, Ronan contacts Thanos; Ronan embeds the gem in his hammer, taking its power for himself, threatening that after the destruction of Xandar, he will come for Thanos; hateful of her adopted father, Nebula agrees to aid Ronan.

At Xandar, the Dark Aster is confronted by Yondu's fleet, the Nova corps, and Quill's group, the self-titled Guardians of the Galaxy. The Guardians breach the Dark Aster and move towards Ronan, while he uses his new power to destroy the Nova corps fleet. Gamora defeats Nebula to unlock Ronan's chambers, but the Guardians find themselves completey outmatched by his power until Rocket flies the Minora through the Dark Aster and collides with Ronan. The extensive damage causes the Dark Aster to crash land on Xandar, with Groot sacrificing himself to shield the group. Ronan emerges from the wreck and prepares to destroy Xander, but Quill distracts him by dancing, allowing Drax to destroy Ronan's hammer. Quill grabs the gem but its power begins to destroy him until he joins hands with Gamora, Drax, and Rocket, who share its burden. Quill uses the gem to defeat Ronan.

In the aftermath, Yondu takes the recovered gem in a container, initially unaware that Quill has switched the containers and given the real gem to the Nova Corps. As the Ravagers leave Xandar, they remark that it was for the best that they did not bring Quill to his father following his abduction. The Guardians' criminal histories are expunged, and the Milano is fully rebuilt as the Guardians prepare to leave on their next adventure, accompanied by a recovered twig from Groot, which is already beginning to regrow.

Later, Tivan sits in his destroyed archive, where he is licked by Cosmo, and mocked by one of his collections: Howard the Duck.

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In June 2012, numerous sources claimed that Marvel Studios' mystery 2014 project was Guardians of the Galaxy and that a script had already been written by Nicole Perlman. Filming began around July 6, 2013[5] under the working title of "Full Tilt", with pre-shoots starting on June 24, 2013.[6]

FilmingEdit

Filming began around July 6, 2013 under the working title of "Full Tilt", with pre-shoots starting on June 24, 2013.On August 11, 2013, filming began at London's Millennium Bridge. On October 12, 2013, Gunn tweeted that filming had completed.

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