The Internet was blowing up last night when the first officially released trailer of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was finally shown. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Excited yet? What’s that? You don’t know who any of the characters are? That’s understandable considering the likes of Star-Lord, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer aren’t household names like Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. That’s why Marvel decided to release character specific mini-trailers to give the world a taste of this oddball group.
Specifics on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie are still being ironed out, namely who will be starring in the lead roles. Many comic book fans wonder specifically on who will play as the furry weapons master Rocket Raccoon. Considering director James Gunn likes to stick with actors he has worked with before, this has lead folks to believe that everyone’s favorite racist redneck Merle Dixon, portrayed by Michael Rooker, from The Walking Dead could be a natural fit.