If it feels as if the Marvel superhero universe is completely taking over 2014, well it kind of is. This year will see several movies based on Marvel superheroes arrive in theaters, beginning with Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4. And after Cap kicks things off, the Marvel machine will churn out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (on May 2), X-Men: Days of Future Past (on May 23) and then Guardians of the Galaxy (on August 1). So, yeah, be prepared.
But you already know Spider-Man and Captain America and those X-Men. The characters you may not be as familiar with are the ones featured in Guardians of the Galaxy, which marks Marvel Studios' riskiest and most obscure title to date. With the film's first trailer due next week, Yahoo brings us our first look at the film's upcoming toy line, featuring five characters you'll know a lot more about as we inch closer to the movie's August 1 release.
With so many toy images leaking early these days, Marvel wisely decided to get ahead of the game by releasing its own official image first. From left to right we have Gamora, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Groot. You may not know them now, but by the time we reach the end of 2014, these five may be your new favorite superheroes.
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Which 2014 Marvel movie are you looking forward to the most?
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