Marvel Studios Starts Production on "Guardians of the Galaxy"

“Guardians of the Galaxy”, the latest comic book big screen adaptation from Marvel Studios, has started shooting at the UK’s Shepperton Studios. Directed by James Gunn with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, promises to introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast is a huge one with Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista (or better known as wrestler Batista) as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award® nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and six-time Academy Award® nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime.

Although not much detail has been revealed about the plot, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is set in the future and is rumored to be a precursor to "The Avengers 2" storyline. As an added bonus, David Bautista has just tweeted the first behind-the-scenes photo a few hours ago. The photo you can catch after the jump.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated for an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.
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