Guardians of the Galaxy (film) From Marvel Studios comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quarter of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora, and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last desperate stand, with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Directed by James Gunn. Release planned for August 1, 2014. Stars Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Lee Pace (Ronan), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (voice of Groot), Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket), Karen Gillan (Nebula), John C. Reilly (Rhomann Dey), Glenn Close (Commander Rael), Benicio del Toro (The Collector), Djimon Hounsou (Korath the Pursuer). 121 min. Filmed in widescreen format.