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Matt McGloin

Movies Have It Right: Guardians of the Galaxy Would Kick The Avengers Ass Says Saldana & Bautista



At least the movies can get it right.

Marvel Studios and James Gunn brought the Guardians of the Galaxy to Comic-Con where heroes and villains alike were introduced.

Or should we say anti-heroes, because that's how Gamora describes it.

"It's the 'Anti-Hero Hero Movie,'" Zoe Saldana said at the Comic-Con press conference, reports Yahoo. "These are thieves, rebels, assassins who come together to fight something actually much worse than them. And there's actually a lot of comedy — the levity will be abundant."

Fans of Marvel Cosmic know that the space heroes don't just sit back and quarrel amongst themselves on Earth, but come together to guard the galaxy as well as being considered the galaxy's mightiest. So as Marvel Studios has a new group of heroes to contend with, the Guardians of the Galaxy are already being compared to The Avengers.


"We're different than the Avengers," Saldana added. "The Guardians have much 'bigger' powers. We could totally kick Thor and Captain America's ass."

The Guardians of the Galaxy's cosmic powers set themselves in a league of their own (unless you are a Marvel Comics editor), and Dave Bautista, who plays the sworn archenemy of Thanos in the movie, agrees.

"Drax could definitely beat up Hulk and Thor," The Animal, as Bautista is referred to in the WWE offered. "Drax is an interesting creature. He's full of rage and he's full of honor. But the best thing about Drax is he's hysterical, without really meaning to be."

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.

Also rumored for the movie are Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.


Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.