Disney and Marvel Studios release the first official image from Guardians Of The Galaxy 6 years ago

Disney and Marvel Studios release the first official image from Guardians Of The Galaxy

Say hello to Gamora, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer and Groot AKA The Space Avengers...

Directed by James Gunn (director of cult favourite Slither), Guardians Of The Galaxy will be the tenth film to be released as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The ensemble cast for the Disney and Marvel Studio film is made up of Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and the always entertaining Chris Pratt.

Here's the official plot synopsis from the studios:

"From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchise 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 Peter 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."

The Guardians of the Galaxy, L-R: Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon (voice of Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voice of Vin Diesel).

From left to right: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper's velvety voice), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Groot (Vin Diesel's not-quite-as-velvety voice)

Guardians Of The Galaxy is due to be released in Ireland on 1 August 2014.