Guardians of the Galaxy.
It’s 2014’s second major Marvel film.
It’s out August 1st.
It’s directed by some talented weirdo called James Gunn.
And as its characters so openly reference, it’s a bit of a gamble. Marvel Studios are throwing so much money into a new franchise populated by widely unknown characters and a property only tangentially related to their primary Avengers arc, no way this could backfire, right?!?!
To this end, Guardians seems to be sold on two basic tenants…
Weirdness and 80’s Music.
Good enough for us!
Behold a quartet of previously unreleased television spots, bristling with new footage. It’s irreverent, colourful, energetic and more than a little funky. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have lingering doubts about this project. But Marvel have knocked it out of the park with their past four straight films. Hope remains. Besides, if nothing else, you gotta admire their penchant for risk-taking!