Marvel's runaway smash hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, grossed over $314M domestic and $633M worldwide making it the highest grossing domestic film of the year and the 7th highest grossing film worldwide. The film, which was perceived as a risk initially, also managed to win over both critics and fans putting another tick in the win column for Marvel.
Even though Marvel has yet to make an official announcement, Amazon has made the film available for pre-order in three editions: a standard one-disc 2D Blu-ray, a two-disc 3D Blu-ray combo, and a one-disc DVD. The film is also expected to arrive on a Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook, similiar to Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Thor: The Dark World.
Along with the listing came a release date, December 9th, which should make it a hot item during the holiday season. Now, this may just be a placeholder date, but if Marvel's usual 5-6 month wait from the theatrical release to the Blu-ray release is anything to go by, this date fits the bill.
UPDATE: Director James Gunn has confirmed the date:
Stay tuned for news on any special features as the release date approaches. You can check out two potential covers for the film below and feel free to click on either to head over to Amazon and pre-order the film to add to your collection:
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team--the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, 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 Quill 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 features:
Director: James Gunn
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
Vin Diesel as Groot
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
Michael Rooker as Yondu
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Djimon Hounsou as Korath
John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey
Glenn Close as Nova Prime Irani Rael
Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan/The Collector
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Guardians of the Galaxy is out in theaters NOW!