One of the most unique teams in the Marvel Universe is the futuristic Guardians of the Galaxy. The team was founded to help defend earth and its colonies against alien invaders. The newest film from Marvel studios is going to focus on the band of intergalactic rejects. However, the film is not based on the original members of the team.
Major Vance Astro
Vance Astro was an astronaut given the task to travel to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri. Major Astro arrives on Alpha Centauri many years later and connects with Yondu, an Alpha Centauri warrior. The two return to earth together with the promise of aid to earth. Astro arrives too late and the solar system has been all but conquered. Astro and Yondu are captured by the Baddon and placed in detention. Vance Astro has the ability to project mind blasts.
Martinex was the last survivor of the Pluto colony. Martinex has a body composed of crystal that is able to withstand the polar cold of Pluto. The colony was the first to fall against the invasion of an alien race called the Badoon. The Badoon begin attacking the various earth colonies throughout the solar system before focusing on earth. Martinex has the ability to project energy blasts. Martinex is captured and placed in detention with Vance Astro and Yondu.
Yondu is from Alpha Centuari and is considered a noble warrior. Yondu returns to earth with Vance Astro to assist in defending earth. Yondu is known for his precision with the longbow. His character might be compared easiest to that of the Avengers Hawkeye. Yondu has deadly accuracy with the bow and fights with a fierce determination.
Charlie-27 is a soldier stationed on the Jupiter colony and was on maneuvers when the Badoon attack Jupiter colony. When he returns the colony is destroyed and he seeks revenge. After his first assault, Charlie is captured and placed in holding with the others. Charlie-27 has the ability of super human strength.
The four heroes work together to break free of their captors and begin the work of freeing the solar system from the Badoon invasion. A similar scenario seems to be brewing for the Guardians of the Galaxy film. Trailers show the group together in a detention area and working together to break free. It would seem that this plot was taken at least in part from the original story with the original team.
The Guardians of the Galaxy went through a reboot with a new team developed in 2008. The upcoming movie release of the Guardians is based on the 2008 reboot. The team is composed of entirely different characters than the original team. However, after examining the cast and character list for the movie, the character Yondu has been cast but it is unclear what kind of role Yondu will play in the movie.
While Guardians of the Galaxy is relatively unknown to many Marvel movie goers; there is a building excitement about the movie. Many fans are eagerly awaiting the latest instalment from Marvel and the launch of an entirely new set of characters. The Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 1, 2014.