Marvel Studios has officially announced the start of production on their upcoming superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy. As you already know, we’re talking about the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which comes from director James Gunn, and has some seriously good cast on board. I’m sure you’re familiar with that cast-part of the story, but just in case you want even more details – head inside to read the official announcement.
Directed by Gunn 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 as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord,
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora,
- Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer,
- Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser,
- Michael Rooker as Yondu,
- Karen Gillan as Nebula,
- Djimon Hounsou as Korath,
- Benicio del Toro as The Collector,
- John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and
- Glenn Close as Nova Prime.
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee while Nik Korda is on board as the co-producer.
Filming is now underway at the UK’s Shepperton Studios, and the film will also shoot at Longcross Studios, and locations in and around London.
Guardians of the Galaxy is already set to hit theaters on August 1st, 2014.
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