Face it, we all have friends who claim they are huge Avengers and Marvel fans but can only name the six Avengers that appeared in Joss Whedon's film. There is nothing innately wrong with being a band-wagoner. In fact, Marvel Comics specifically cater towards new readers they attract from their films with all the re-numbering and jumping on points in recent years.
To Avenger film fans, the inclusion of these weird alien looking people to the Marvel film franchise can be puzzling especially if they have no knowledge of who they are.
Here are three main reasons why bandwagon Marvel film fans should watch "Guardians of the Galaxy."
They are the Avengers of space with a sense of humor
Whereas "The Avengers" tried to use humor to incorporate synergy between the action sequences, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is inherently funny by nature. For Star-Lord's sake, the team consists of a green woman, a tree and a talking raccoon. Something funny is bound to happen.
Guardians of the Galaxy don't take themselves seriously although they do take their mission seriously. The trailers for the film give off that Marvel Studio humor vibe and that translates well with this cast of characters.
They are main players now in Marvel Comics
Part of the ever growing Marvel synergy, ever since the announcement of the film Marvel has pushed top talent to re-establish the Guardians of the Galaxy brand. Head Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis re-launched the team in 2013 and quickly introduced big time Avengers like Iron Man and Captain Marvel onto the team.
This of course was to lure bandwagon Avengers fans into Guardian properties to garner interest before releasing the major motion picture. Many people read anything their favorite characters appear in and after the first Iron Man film, Tony Stark has many fans around the world.
They're a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
If you skip "Guardians of the Galaxy," you might miss a significant chunk of the every developing plot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As introduced in the post-credit scene from "The Avengers," the space mogul Thanos (Josh Brolin) is searching for the infinity gauntlet to rule the universe. The plot thickens with post-credit scenes in "Thor: The Dark World" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in which more galactic and Thanos related material is revealed to the audience.
You know that sexy green lady on the Guardians crew played by Zoe Saldana, Gamora? She's the adopted daughter of Thanos. Yes, that same Thanos.
Keep the Marvel train going and watch "Guardians of the Galaxy" which opens this Friday August 1st in North America.