Guardians of the Galaxy
Directed By: James Gunn
Release Date: August 1, 2014
The second phase in Marvel Cinematic Universe's initiative continues with James Gunn's space-age adventure. The film, which is based on the Marvel superhero team of the same name, finds an American pilot (Chris Pratt) who discovers one of the Infinity Gems coveted by super villain Ronan (Lee Pace), which has the power to destroy the universe. In an attempt to keep the world safe from harm, Peter Quill becomes Star-Lord and joins a team of superhero ex-cons, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).
Marvel going into outer space could mean they'd do Star Wars-type numbers at the box office. Guardians also stars Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, Djimon Hounsou, and Glenn Close.