Although it was already known to be the case (as evidenced by the incredible Comic-Con footage), Marvel Studios has officially announced the start of production on their forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Filming is now underway at the UK’s Shepperton Studios.
Directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super) from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball) as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness, Avatar) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace (The Hobbit, Lincoln) as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”) as Yondu, Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who”) as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (Amistad, Gladiator) as Korath, with Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro (Traffic) as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly (Chicago) as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs, Fatal Attraction) as Nova Prime.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is slated for an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.
Well there you have it, Guardians of the Galaxy is happening. Now we truly see if Marvel can keep up their winning streak.