guardians of the galaxy

Via: The Unusual Suspect
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Before you pass judgement on the tone of Guardians, consider that Star Wars trailers could have looked like this.

Via: Geeks of Doom
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Marvel's newest movie franchise, The Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer thanks largely in part to Rocket, a cybernetic raccoon set to be the breakout star of the superhero movie. Unfortunately the man behind the character, Bill Mantlo, will not see a cent from the film's success, but fans and creators in the comics industry are looking to help him out.

You see, Bill Mantlo, was the victim of a hit-and-run driver back in 1992. Since that tragedy, the man behind, Rocket, Lady Deathstrike, and many others, has suffered irreparable injuries and currently resides in an assisted living home. His injuries were such, that he relies, daily, on the dedication of the staff and his brother, which doesn't come cheap.

So writer Greg Pak and fans at sites like Geeks of Doom have been using the film's hype to bring Bill's tragedy back to the fore front and raise whatever money they can to help he and his brother, Mike Mantlo. If you'd like to donate, visit their Paypal.

Via: Moviefone
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Check out this first look at some Guardians of the Galaxy action figures.

Via: Comic Book Movie
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The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly published three new production stills from Marvel's dark horse summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy (check out those space pajamas). Accompanying these stills, director James Gunn revealed a couple of tidbits about how Guardians will fit into the larger Marvel universe.

It appears as though, the orb Star-Lord is stealing in this clip, will be a McGuffin for Guardians, like the Teseract was for The Avengers. For those keeping score, this probably makes it an Infinity Gem being sought out by big bad Thanos. You know him, he was that big ugly guy from the credits of Avengers who also, according to Gunn:

"slaughtered [Gamora's] family and Nebula's, then raised them together as siblings. They were bio engineered to become living weapons, so he's really good at killing people."
That's three connections to what I'm guessing will be Avengers 3's big villain. Do you think Star-Lord or Rocket will make an appearance in Manhattan?