February 18 is the date of the long-awaited “Guardians of the Galaxy” trailer, and as the date draws closer for the anticipated first look at Marvel Studios film, USA Today has posted three new photos that give a new look at the Guardians themselves — Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (Vin Diesel), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper). Plus, a new look at one of the spacecrafts featured in the film and a close up look at Pratt’s Star-Lord.
“Being stuck in space with no accountability makes for a strange combination of youthful vibrancy and cluelessness in a childlike man,” Pratt told USA Today of the Star-Lord character. “He does some things that most people wouldn’t get away with. But part of his arc is being willing to essentially sacrifice himself for the greater good of other people.”
Directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases August 1.