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New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' poster, movie stills, and a Chris Pratt interview

According to Comic Book Movie on Friday, a brand new movie poster of James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" was revealed. Also, new film stills of "Parks and Recreation's" Chris Pratt made their way to the internet and are seemingly rather impressive. The film a few months away and come Monday a new trailer will be released.

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Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios, used with permission
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel star in James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios

For those unfamiliar with the characters or even the Marvel comic book for that matter, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" are a group of heroes that get together and first meet in prison after having been captured on the planet of Xandar. They may be considered the Avengers of the galactic realm. Though Rhomann Dey, played by John C. Reilly, scoffs at the title as he and his Nova Corp crew have them captured and seen as an unlikely group of thugs that couldn't even save themselves.

Pratt, who plays the main lead hero of Star-Lord, has a fondness for the music group Blue Swede. It's not known of Pratt himself considers "Hooked on a Feeling" to be one of his favorites, but he doesn't have any qualms in taking a risk with director Gunn in delving into a character that's little known to the public.

“It’s probably helpful that people don’t know who [Star-Lord] is,” said Pratt, “because it would be my intention to make him my own anyways".

In fact, the character who has him at gun point doesn't even know who he is, so Star-Lord is just as unknown to the real world as well as the fantasy world. This could have been due in part of Gunn's plan to transition unknowns into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apparently, Peter Jason Quill is a legend in his own mind as Pratt seems to suggest.

“But what’s great is that the stakes of what happens in the movie legitimizes this nickname he’d love to have himself be called".

It appears that Pratt expresses that the film reveals the origins of Star-Lord. Apparently, it seems he bases his current personality based on who he was as a human child. He seems to cling to his roots and has a friend named Groot, a talking raccoon, a deadly green assassin, and an equally colorful Drax.

Pratt notes the differences between his character in "Parks and Recreation" where he stars alongside Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza. NBC even let him get out of six episodes of the sitcom as well in order to dedicate some of his time to "Guardians of the Galaxy".

“That was something that NBC and Marvel worked out beforehand, as they were finalizing the details of my deal,” he said. “They said, ‘We’ll let him out for some episodes, but he does have to come back.’ NBC was awesome to let me out and I’m missing probably six episodes".

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters come Aug. 1.

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