In recent years Marvel has dominated the film market with blockbuster after blockbuster. From their humble beginnings as comic authors they are now huge players in the movie making scene.
Success has followed them with every move they have made. Downey Jnr has been a revelation as Iron Man, The Hulk is once again a loved film adaptation after his role in The Avengers but now they take their biggest risk with little known group Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Sure the hard core fan will already know and adore characters such as Peter Quill aka Starlord who will be played by a massively beefed up Chris Pratt of Parks and Recreations fame.
Marvel will have to rely on their new reputation as heavyweight champions of the summer blockbuster category if Guardians is to have the same success as its predecessors Thor and Iron Man.