GOTG Empire Covers Offer Best Look At Lee Pace As 'Ronan' Yet

James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy features on the cover of the next issue of Empire Magazine, and we have new looks at not only the full team of heroes, but villains Ronan The Accuser, Korath the Pursuer, and Nebula too. Check out both awesome covers after the jump.

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By Mark Cassidy - 6/23/2014

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014.
Source: Empire
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themidnightking - 6/23/2014, 4:22 AM
First bitches!!!!!
themidnightking - 6/23/2014, 4:23 AM
Those are some pretty sweet covers though
kinghulk - 6/23/2014, 4:24 AM
i think the black paint on ronan's face look a bit stupid, nebular and korath however look cool.
Clara - 6/23/2014, 4:28 AM
@McNyagano, did you whatched the movie? Ahn?
LEEE777 - 6/23/2014, 4:29 AM
Looks mean!

Said it, an still saying it = GOTG gonna be the STAR WARS of the cbm world!

Hopefully the best Marvel movie this year too.
Doopie - 6/23/2014, 4:31 AM
can't wait for this flick! It'll be nice to see Marvel branch out a bit

McNy -- no spoilers please!!!
themidnightking - 6/23/2014, 4:34 AM
You son of a bitch :-)
sameoldthing - 6/23/2014, 4:35 AM
Very cool covers! Nothing to complain about with the cast appearance.
I know they call GROOT..the muscle,he is very strong but I wonder if he will increase in size/strength in the movie?

Plus,Drax is no slouch in the muscle/power the comics version he's crazy strong. Will he be less strong in the films?..if not,GOTG have some powerhouse muscle on the team.
jonnytheshirt - 6/23/2014, 4:35 AM
Yeah, looking forward to this one. We have been very, very light on quality Sci-fi for a long time.
CherryBomb - 6/23/2014, 4:36 AM
Karen's body though!

Abary - 6/23/2014, 4:36 AM
I would say the wall decal gave us the best look at him...

I just hope he isn't wasted.
Kur5e - 6/23/2014, 4:39 AM
Pace was phenomenal in the Hobbit, i guess he will kick this off pretty convincing as well.
RorMachine - 6/23/2014, 4:40 AM
Yeah but that was concept art, this is the actual actor.
SuperCat - 6/23/2014, 4:41 AM
Whoa, those covers look amazing :)

Doopie - 6/23/2014, 4:42 AM
i didn't think Pace would be imposing or intimidating to begin with - never realised how tall he is - but I'm starting to become convinced
MrReese - 6/23/2014, 4:43 AM
Those r freakin sweet!
Jollem - 6/23/2014, 4:44 AM
are these guys from comic books?
RamonSuarez - 6/23/2014, 4:48 AM
Ronan looks boss!

Love Nebula too.
MrSuperheromoviefan - 6/23/2014, 4:50 AM

looks badass
Jollem - 6/23/2014, 4:53 AM
i forgot about the new gremlins movie

TheAmbassador - 6/23/2014, 4:55 AM
I'm trying to not get too excited for GotG after minor letdowns in IM3 and Thor 2, but everything about this movie just looks so damn awesome I can't help myself by getting hyped for this.
ManCalledSting - 6/23/2014, 4:59 AM
Meh, he looks like a Blue Man Group member, that's into S&M.
TheAmbassador - 6/23/2014, 4:59 AM

How did Thanos look? I don't want to know too much about his dialogue (if there was any) because I want the thrill of intimidation to feel authentic, but did he look similar to the stinger for Avengers or get a slight make over? Actually, if Brolin did have lines for Thanos, I would like to know if it was just Brolin speaking normally or if he did something different, or did they post edit the recording?

Just knowing Thanos is being played by Brolin is getting me overly excited for this again. Brolin kicks ass. I thought Old Boy was great
YeezusWept - 6/23/2014, 5:03 AM
3rd best CBM of the year. Calling it now.
BatzFTWfan - 6/23/2014, 5:04 AM
If Korath had his Kree costume and would be a kree than a sakaraan hunter, it'd be better. But still, Ronan exactly looks as awesome as his comic-book and Nebula looks badass.

I really wanna see Yondu's appearance, he's the only one who has not seen yet. :o

But @McNyagano, i hope the final release becomes better than your expections and review. lol This needs to be Star Wars of current generation.
Sumitsjc - 6/23/2014, 5:06 AM
The Rock with lion on his head
lol !! At Empires featured movie titles.

Cover Looks Good.
BatzFTWfan - 6/23/2014, 5:06 AM
I hope it becomes 1st actually, and it gets 90% on Rotten or more and gets 700$ in box-office. @StarYeezus
SageMode - 6/23/2014, 5:07 AM
Ronan looks straight G on that cover.

Man, I can't wait for this movie to drop
YeezusWept - 6/23/2014, 5:13 AM

I hope so as well, but it's never wise to set expectations too high. I've learned that the hard way on more than one occasion.
McNyagano - 6/23/2014, 5:14 AM
The mad titan;)

KrazyForKomix - 6/23/2014, 5:16 AM
Ronan looks spectacular.
I guess you CAN match source material.
I wonder if the general public will run screaming from the theater because of it.
Brainiac13 - 6/23/2014, 5:17 AM

YeezusWept - 6/23/2014, 5:24 AM

Enphlieuwince - 6/23/2014, 5:26 AM
That is beautiful! This movie will be a nice b-day present to myself.
MileHighRonin - 6/23/2014, 5:28 AM
Nebula is so bad ass and sexy. I AM GROOT!!!
ComicsBornAndBred - 6/23/2014, 5:30 AM
Nebula looks badass as shit. Ronan just looks like a straight up nut lol
DefcoN - 6/23/2014, 5:34 AM
So amazing. I still can't believe how close we are to this movie!
batz11 - 6/23/2014, 5:36 AM
Are you sure those decals were only concepts? They definitely looked like the actors to "Fathead" brand is known for using the actual athletes, actors, etc...either way, these covers are cool...
imaginejim - 6/23/2014, 5:50 AM
If you click over to the Empire article, you get a great quote from James Gunn who takes a subtle stab at Michael Bay:

"There's a lot of strange stuff in the movie," says Gunn in our feature. "But that's the thing that makes it different. For cinema to remain relevant, you really need to not make every film seem like it's Transformers 18 and to try to make things that are a little bit different."

Gotta love Gunn!!
TheBrownHornet - 6/23/2014, 5:52 AM
Great looking covers. Even more excited!
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