As we count down to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, prepare for a full blown media assault: Videos! Posters! Press Junkets! Red Carpets! The whole Hollywood enchilada! Next on the hit parade an extended clip, a trailer promoting the IMAX version of the film, some character posters featuring the film’s myriad of villains, and images from the red carpet of last night’s world premiere.
First up, let’s look at some pretty poster art courtesy of Screen Rant. Following up on the one-sheets featuring side-characters like Yondu, Nova Prime and the Nova Corps, this group of posters is all about the bad guys. Let’s take a look and see what, I mean who, is missing.
That’s Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) and The Collector (Benicio Del Toro). You would be correct in pointing out that Thanos (Josh Brolin) is conspicuous by his absence. Sufficient to say that it’s becoming more clear that Thanos’ appearance, and his motivations, are going to be the big reveal in the course of the film.
Next, let’s watch some videos. From Geek Tyrant (via Comic Book Movie) comes this look at the IMAX release of the film, the difference between the regular version and the 3D IMAX version of the film, and director James Gunn‘s intention in using the technology…
…And this one is an extended clip of the film, specifically the Guardians’ arrival at the Kyln, a high security space prison. It gives you a pretty good idea of the film’s mix of comedy and action, not to mention the easy chemistry between Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Bradley Cooper as Rocket and Vin Diesel as Groot. There’s nothing too spoilery in there if you want to watch it. Consider it a taste of things to come.
Finally, the cast and crew of Guardians gathered last night in Hollywood for the premiere of the film. They took in the flick and greeted fans at the Dolby Theater before heading out to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Pratt, Gunn and the Guardians gang were joined by other Marvel-related celebrities like the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black for a night glitz and glamor.
Check out even more pictures of the cast and stars of Guardians of the Galaxy over at Screen Rant.