The article has director James Gunn describing the characters from the movie, in which he adds that Guardians of the Galaxy will "definitely be connected to Avengers 3."
We're speculating that the connection might be Thanos as we confirmed that Thanos would be present in Guardians of the Galaxy from Thanos creator Jim Starlin, who at the time also mentioned the Mad Titan will be in The Avengers 2, with the appearance possibly really meant for The Avengers 3 (or both).
Gunn also offered that motion-capture would be used for Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, and that he is the "head of the snake." We know that Thanos is Ronan and Nebula's boss, and at one time Gamora's as well.
Gunn actually touched upon the Gamora and Nebula relationship, which we first learned about in a Marvel Comics movie tie-in comic book.
"Thanos slaughtered her family and Nebula's, then raised them together as siblings. They were bio-engineered to become living weapons. So she's really good at killing people," Gunn said about Gamora.
Other tidbits mentioned in the article include that Drax's wife and son were killed by Ronan, and now Drax seeks revenge.
Gunn also drops a hints as to the affiliation of Yondu, played by Michael Rooker, as well as Star-Lord's origins.
"[Star-Lord is] raised in a group of thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. He's good with the ladies and a little bit of a dick and very lucky," Gunn said.
A previous article mentioned that Yondu raises the young Star-Lord.
James Gunn released the following high-res image that is featured in the magazine:
Here are the other two:
"Guardians of the Galaxy" has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S. starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana As Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Disel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Houndsou as Korath, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael.
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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where 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 quartet 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 Quill 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.