Ooga-Chaka! Ooga-Ooga!

It’s been a bit since I posted – travelling to Kashmir, living in a cabin and of course upcoming writing and other projects plus new artwork and such have kept me relatively occupied and lazy in my downtime.

But, rather than keep too long a gap, I figured I’d share something for the interim.

These just recently got release – character posters for Guardians of the Galaxy that is:

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I’m so kicked because not only is James Gunn being allowed to make it and the studio clearly growing a HUGE pair by making this the way they seem to have based on the trailer, but they’ve not tried to make the look and feel more “new audience” friendly. This is a big deal because too often does scifi and fantasy (and adaptations of the same) get dumbed down to pander when the true joy of them all is to explain just enough and let the intellect and imagination of your audience fill in the blanks, it’s how they get more creative, it’s how ideas are planted and it’s what scifi is all about!

The cast also includes Lee Pace (as Ronan the Accuser, major tough-guy!), Benicio del Toro (as The Collector, remember his from Thor 2?), Karen Gillan (as Nebula, daughter of Thanos – beloved as Amy Pond on Doctor Who but just looking too damned awesome here!), Djimon Hounsou (as Korath, a bad-ass bounty hunter, nice to see Djimon on-screen proper again), Josh Brolin (as Thanos – it’s all cameo-ish, sure, but it’s an in-between since he only comes into play in Avengers 3 but pretty cool casting choice!), Glenn Close (as Nova Prime, boss-lady of the Nova Corps who are like space-police), John C. Reilly (as a Nova Corpsman, he is just always fun on-screen!) and Michael Rooker (as Yondu, friend of Quill and a founder of the original Guardians in the comics but not sure how they’ll play him here).

Here’s the full, fun-filled trailer that gives me such hope and glee. If you’ve seen it, it’s fun enough to rewatch. If not, then enjoy and you’ll finally get why this post is titled the way it is:

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