We are just a couple of weeks away from the highly anticipated Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and I gotta say, I’m getting pretty anxious. However, Marvel is trying to ease us into the movie’s premiere by releasing three all new character posters today.
First up, we have the film’s villain, Ronan the Accuser portrayed by Lee Pace (The Hobbit, Halt and Catch Fire).
“Ronan was born on the planet Hala, the capital of the Kree Empire in the Greater Magellanic Cloud. Ronan is a member of the alien Kree race and a member of the Accuser Corps, who are the Kree equivalent of military governors and jurists. His rise through the ranks was extraordinary, and he eventually became the third-most powerful being in the Kree Empire. The Supreme Intelligence appointed him “Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire,” and in this role he is known simply as “Ronan the Accuser”
Next we have Korath the Pursuer portrayed by Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, How to Train Your Dragon 2).
“Korath is an agent of the Kree Empire and ally of Ronan. He was a cyber-geneticist, and the founder and head of the Pursuer Project to develop cybernetic warriors for the Kree militia. He has also been a munitions manufacturing plant foreman, and a special operative of the Supreme Intelligence”.
Last but definitely not least, we have Nebula portrayed by Karen Gillan (Doctor Who).
“A brutal space pirate and mercenary/assassin, Nebula seized control of Sanctuary II, a massive spaceship previously under the command of Thanos. Thanos was believed to be dead at this point, and Nebula claimed that he had been her grandfather. After Thanos is revived, he controls Nebula’s body, turning her into his personal assassin”.
These posters are absolutely stunning and only further to heighten my excitement over Guardians of the Galaxy. Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser looks ready to absolutely dominate the guardians, and with Djimon Hounsou as Korath, his partner, then I have no doubt that the rag-tag band of misfits that comprise the Guardians of the Galaxy will more than have their hands full.
What I’m not sure of, however, is Nebula’s role in Guardians of the Galaxy. Obviously she will be an antagonist of some sort, and from this poster, she definitely looks like a badass. Karen Gillan was phenomenal in Doctor Who, and I’m glad she is spreading her acting wings on the big screen.
What do you think about these new posters for Guardians of the Galaxy? Will you be in line on opening night for the movie’s premiere? Let me know in the comments below.