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Ever since the first trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ was released, August 1st just seems too far away. Thankfully the praise for the trailer has reached such levels that a sequel is rumored for 2016 even before the first film hit theaters! While we do have a long wait ahead, there is plenty of promotional material for them to still work with.  Today we have a slew of new shots from the making of the film and an insight to the relationship between Chris Pratt’s (‘Her‘, ‘Jurassic Park”) Star-Lord and Michael Rooker‘s (‘The Walking Dead‘, ‘Slither’) Yondu.

Before we get a look at some of the new eye candy, let’s find out more about the unlikely father/son relationship between Star-Lord and Yondu. According to Chris Pratt while talking about his character:

“[Star-Lord’s] very much a kid at heart. He’s never known his father, he’s sucked away into space just as his mother dies and is raised by a blue-skinned humanoid. He has spent all his life being told to toughen up and has a false sense of bravado as a result. But deep down he is lonely, and while he’s a guy traveling in space getting to do whatever he wants, he misses his family, his community, and through the course of the story he learns to care again and that there’s more to life than just taking and doing exactly what you want.”

While that gives us a look at Star-Lord, Rooker talks about the relationship between the two characters:

“It’s a beautiful story, a great uplifting story and I found the relationship between Quill and Yondu intriguing. He went to pick him up from Earth and for some reason he decided not to take him where he was meant to go and raised him himself. He made a connection with him, and Yondu now enjoys the fact that Quill has the courage to do his own thing.”

Now that we know a little bit more about how these two characters will interact lets take a look at some new behind the scene shots and concept art for  ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, shall we?

Now that should tide me over for a day or two before I’m clamoring for more. What do you think about the explanation behind Quill’s bravado in the film? Are you looking forward to August 1st as much as I am? Share your thoughts below true believers!

Synopsis:

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.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ starring Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Rooker blasts off on August 1st, 2014.

Source: Comic Book Movie