Think Marvel’s forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie will live up to the cosmic reach of the comic book series? Judging by these concept paintings, the producers and writer/director James Gunn are certainly going to try!
My favorite is the one depicting massive starships lifting off a planet, but the alien environment — a strange city in a cave? — looks pretty atmospheric. Finally, that group shot includes a few members of the guardians, including Rocket Raccoon, Drax (to be played by former wrestler Dave Bautista) to his left (with the red tattoos) and Groot, the big tree-like dude on the right side. It does give off a bit of a Star Wars cantina feel, but I’m hoping it can be filmed in such a way as to minimize the similarities.
Guardians of the Galaxy is slated to be released Aug. 1, 2014.