The Guardians of The Galaxy are a group of superheroes in the Marvel universe. If you don't know their back story or who they are and want a quick fix before the movie comes out? Then look no further.
Meet the team:
Drax The Destroyer
A former saxophonist, Arthur Sampson "Art" Douglas and his family were killed by the Titanian Eternal Thanos while driving across the Mojave Desert. Kronos recovered Douglas' astral form and used it to create a superhuman warrior for the purpose of defeating Thanos. Drax is very strong and is nearly invulnerable to all forms of physical injury. Drax can also harness his cosmic energy and project it through his arms as concussive blasts.
Meet Rocket, the very quick and intelligent member of The Guardians of the Galaxy. He has no real super powers. He is very similar to an actual raccoon except for heightened sense of smell and sight as compared to a human. Rocket Raccoon is gun-toting alien with a bad attitude. In the upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy, he will be brought to life through CG animation and voiced by Bradley Cooper.
Star-Lord is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Peter Quill is his real name and he grew to have a fascination with all things space. He is a brilliant tactician and master combatant. He continues his adventures through space, helping others as he goes, and does it all with no reverence for figures of authority. He is a also problem solver who is an expert in close quarter combat, various human and alien firearms, battle techniques and has an extensive knowledge on various alien customs, societies and cultures. In the movie he appears to be comical as is the actor who plays him.
Gamora is the most dangerous woman in the universe and the adopted daughter of Thanos, the Mad Titan. Gamora is the last surviving member of the Zen-Whoberi race, who were wiped out by the Universal Church of Truth. Thanos finds her, brings her back to peak health, and alters her perceptions so that she cannot see Thanos’ evil deeds for what they are. When she reaches adulthood, Thanos sends her into the Universal Church of Truth to assassinate their leader.After helping to thwart an attempt at universal domination by Ultron, Gamora join Star-Lord as a member of his Guardians of the Galaxy.
Groot is an extraterrestrial plant monster who initially came to Earth seeking humans to capture and study. However he was seemingly destroyed by termites used by Leslie Evans. Xemnu made a duplicate of Groot that was used to fight Hulk, however the Hulk destroyed the duplicate Through unknown means, he was later captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and assigned to their Paranormal Containment Unit, nicknamed the Howling Commandos. Groot can absorb wood as food, with the ability to rebuild himself and enhance his strength. He can control trees, using them to attack others, and also appears to be resistant to fire. He is able to sprout, dramatically increasing his mass but also severely inhibiting his movement.
That's the gang anyway I'm most looking forward to seeing Chris Pratt as Star Lord! He looked hilarious in the trailer. What do you guys think?