This looks to be an absolute fun action packed movie that has been needed, especially to shake up the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Below is a cast/character listing from Wikipedia to help get you familiar with the characters from a lesser known Marvel property:
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord:
The leader of the Guardians, who was taken from Earth as a child in the mid-1980's.
Zoe Saldana as Gamora:
The adopted daughter of Thanos and an associate of Ronan, Nebula, and Korath who tries to find a new path for herself.
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer:
A warrior in search of vengeance against Ronan after his family is killed.
Vin Diesel as Groot:
A tree-like humanoid who is Rocket's accomplice.
Bradley Cooper as Rocket:
A genetically engineered raccoon who is an expert marksman.
Here is the link to the wikipedia page so you can do some more research of everyone involved, including the villains. Guardians of the Galaxy Wiki
Here are some images from the upcoming toy line as well taken from the most recent ToyFair
3 3/4" Line & Packaging
If you are a Marvel fan in general and are looking for figures or see if you can find that old Guardians of the Galaxy figure before they get popular stop by Classic Plastics Toy Store this weekend. The store has Marvel figures ranging from $1-$30 that covers loose and carded figures. Look forward to seeing you all at the store and don't forget to share the blog. The show should have plenty of Guardians merch if that is your thing.