Earlier this week, the Alberta Film Ratings certified the first trailer for this summer’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY film directed by James Gunn (SLITHER, SUPER). Not much until you realize that this is usually done within a week or two of the trailer being released. With no Superbowl spot for the film, we all knew that there was going to be a trailer soon. This film does not have a built in audience like CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER or any of the Avenger’s so marketing is going to vital to sell the general audience on the idea of a rag-tag group of space criminals that include a talking tree and anamorphic raccoon. (Test animation thanks to ComicBookMovie.com)
Now, thanks to (of all places) Yahoo! Singapore, we have confirmation of when the first trailer is going to hit.
— Yahoo Singapore (@YahooSG) February 13, 2014
Yep, so next week, on February 18th, we will finally see the first official footage from Marvel’s first cosmic film. There is a lot riding on this one. Not only will the Guardians be introduced, but we will also get the Nova Corps (Marvel’s equivalent of the Green Lantern Corps from DC) and the door will be open for more cosmic fare like Adam Warlock, Quasar, The Inhumans and so many more. The marketing for this film needs to knock it out of the park. Too bad Marvel and their parent company Disney no nothing of how to properly market a film (he typed hoping all would get the heavy dose of sarcasm that was dripping down each letter of that sentence).
I’ll be honest. This is my most anticipated film this year and that is a lot considering we have seen nothing from the film (unless you happened to be at SDCC last year and saw the early, early footage that was released after only 2 weeks of shooting). To me, it is all about the prospect of what this movie could do to expand the MCU.
So, what about you? Are you excited for this film like I am or are you still reserved until you see the teaser? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check back here as we will post the trailer as soon as it is available!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.
Synopsis: 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.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is set to hit theaters on August 1, 2014.