First Look At Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art

As you probably heard, Marvel finally confirmed tonight that they're in active development on Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie about the team of galactic superheroes who protect the universe from evil in the 31st century. They sound like the outer space answer to The Avengers, and the studio is likely hoping they'll be just as popular once the movie comes to theaters on August 1, 2014-- after Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but presumably before The Avengers 2 and any of those other standalone Avengers movies you might have been hoping for.

We don't know a whole lot about Guardians of the Galaxy around here, honestly, but we're guessing we're not alone-- and Marvel is helping us all get to know them a little better by releasing the concept art they showed off at today's panel. Take a look at it below and click the image to see it full size:

So what do you think? Is this the Guardians you imagined, if you're a fan? And if you're a newcomer like us, are you intrigued by this? It does look really really weird-- that does appear to be a raccoon holding a gun-- but Thor looked pretty weird too before it turned out to be great.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend