3:21pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Disney Releases First 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Photo
On the final day of 2013, Disney released the first official photo from upcoming Marvel pic Guardians of the Galaxy.
The pic, which showins the characters standing in a lineup, is a familiar image to those who attended Comic-Con earlier this year.
The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, an adventurer who teams up with a group of misfits after he discovers a mysterious orb that villain Ronan very much wants in his possession.
Also featured in the picture are Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer and Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser.
Disney also released an official synopsis for the film, which will hit theaters on Aug. 1, 2014: