Guardians of the Galaxy may be familiar to devout Marvel comedian fans, but it is fresh to the mainstream that loves amusing book movies more than their source corporeal. As seen in the trailer and early featurettes, Marvel and Disney ‘s first and foremost goal is to introduce new audiences to the Guardians : Peter Quill ( Chris Prat t ), Gamora ( Zoe Saldana ), Drax ( Dave Bautista ), Groot ( Vin Diesel ), and Rocket ( Bradley Cooper ). As a study aid, Marvel and Disney have released a darnel sheet with the official character descriptions, including all the supporting characters. Read up on the Guardians of the Galaxy characters after the chute. For extra accredit, check out our introduction to the villains. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1. Via Stitch Kingdom : PETER QUILL (Chris Pratt)
Peter Quill is an interstellar explorer who was abducted from earth at a new long time. After recovering an ancient artifact, Quill must rally an improbable team of cosmic misfits to prevent a knock-down villain from destroying the galaxy .
GAMORA (Zoe Saldana)
Gamora is an orphan from an stranger universe who was raised by the cryptic Thanos to become the perfect weapon. As Thanos ’ personal assassin, Gamora has earned a reputation as a formidable warrior. Gamora now seeks redemption for her past crimes .
DRAX (Dave Bautista)
A physical beast, Drax has a personal vendetta against Ronan, who killed his class. now fueled by arrant ramp, Drax will stop at nothing to take his revenge on the most dangerous being in the galaxy .
GROOT (Vin Diesel)
Groot descends from a race of walking flora and resembles a sentient tree. Despite his strange appearance and express communication skills, Groot proves to be a valuable ally and a patriotic friend—not only to his colleague amplitude hunter Rocket but to the pillow of the Guardians of the Galaxy arsenic well .
ROCKET (Bradley Cooper)
Rocket is a bounty orion and mercenary whose domination of weapons and conflict tactics make him a formidable warrior, despite being a genetically altered, cybernetically enhanced, talking raccoon. The result of traumatic biological experiment, Rocket is a genuine gun-toting badass and mechanical genius who has a huge nick on his shoulder .
RONAN (Lee Pace)
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A Kree extremist, Ronan continues to fight an ancient war between his people and the Xandarians. Ronan has struck a bargain with the machiavellian Thanos — retrieve a cryptic artifact, and in central Xandar will last be eradicated. Ronan leads his army to hunt down Peter Quill and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy when they come between him and his genocidal goal .
YONDU (Michael Rooker)
Blue-skinned Yondu is an interstellar bandit who has a less-than-perfect agnate relationship with Peter Quill. As leader of the criminal known as Ravagers, Yondu and his cohorts pillage their way through the galaxy, taking whatever they want for entirely their own benefit .
NEBULA (Karen Gillan)
A blue-skinned baneful assassin, Nebula is a patriotic lieutenant in Ronan and Thanos ’ use. Her advanced skill set and cybernetic enhancements make her a valuable asset but her resentment of Thanos ’ adoptive daughter Gamora may prove to be her Achilles heel .
KORATH (Djimon Hounsou)
Korath, a herculean ally of the nefarious Ronan, is a reverence intergalactic orion. Korath is a pursuer who is dedicated to the toss off and focuses merely on one thing—his target .
RHOMANN DEY (John C. Reilly)
Rhomann Dey is a Corpsman in the Nova Corps, the planet Xandar ’ s military military unit. Dey is a firm and trust officer but his by-the-book attitude takes a detour when he develops an improbable rapport with Peter Quill .
NOVA PRIME (Glenn Close)
Nova Prime Irani Rael is in charge of Nova Corps operations throughout the galax. From her base of operations on Xandar, the principled and efficient Nova Prime leads her forces with confidence. She defines her mission above all to protect the citizens of Xandar and keep peace.
THE COLLECTOR (Benicio Del Toro)
Taneleer Tivan, aka The Collector, is the obsessive custodian of the largest collection of interstellar fauna, relics and species in the galax. An enigmatic trope, The Collector operates out of a topographic point in space competently named Knowhere. When he encounters Peter Quill and his band, The Collector attempts to strike a doubtful bargain .
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