"Ooga-Chaka, Ooga-Ooga Ooga-Chaka."
It's been smooth sailing for Marvel Studios as it cruises through "Phase 2" of its grand scheme to perpetually dominate the global box office. Admittedly, the post-Avengers line-up of movies is pretty safe, dedicated primarily to the solo adventures of old friends in Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But, Marvel's also taking a gamble that audiences will embrace the new kids on the block, the rag-tag team of interstellar heroes at the heart of Guardians of the Galaxy, despite the characters having no direct connection to The Avengers.
Many are already predicting that Guardians will be Marvel's first flop, but people have been predicting Marvel's doom for years and the studio keeps on defying expectations. Now that the hilarious, outrageous first trailer for the movie has been released, we're pretty confident that fans are going to be lining up to see what other subversive hijinks director James Gunn has in store for Marvel's newbies. The trailer has been so popular, in fact, that downloads of the track "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede saw a 700% boost in sales after its release. Gunn was even prompted to release a new movie poster, this one written completely in "Ooga-Chaka!" But, just who are these surly, slacker-ish, space-faring heroes, you ask? Read on, true believers, and all will be revealed. Who's who and what's what? >>