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Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 1 year 13 weeks ago

New Guardians of the Galaxy Plot Details Confirm Knowhere & More (Spoilers)

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Tomorrow will see the release of the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, and now some plot details have become known as well.

Spoilers follow.

In their coverage of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer and new images, USA Today revealed the following details:

The movie teams five disparate personalities: Peter Quill (Pratt), aka Star-Lord, was taken from Earth as a 9-year-old, possesses a mysterious orb artifact and pilots the Milano, a muscle car of a spaceship. Gamora (Zoe Saldana) is connected to Thanos, arguably the cosmos' biggest baddie. Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) is a muscular dude you don't want to upset. And then there are the aliens Rocket Raccoon and Groot (computer-generated characters voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, respectively), who are best pals and potentially the biggest things to happen to pop culture since Chewbacca.

Their stories converge in the space prison Kyln. After the characters break out, they venture to Knowhere (the severed head of a celestial being that serves as a hangout for aliens) and visit the weird menagerie of the Collector (Benicio Del Toro). They also have to avoid two villains, Ronan (Lee Pace) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), who are in hot pursuit of Quill's orb, which has the power to destroy the galaxy.

As first revealed as part of LEGO sets at the Toy Fair, we see mention of Star-Lord's Milano spaceship as well as Knowhere (which in the comics is a severed Celestial head). We also see confirmation that Star-Lord possesses a mysterious orb (spoiler alert: it's an Infinity stone).

Gamora is also said to be connected to Thanos (in the comics, Gamora is the adopted daughter of the Mad Titan). Kevin Feige previously stated at first Gamora is on the same side as Thanos.

We also see mention of the Kyln, which is most likely were the Nova Corps come into play as seen in various set images and the Comic-Con footage.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.

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

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