If you read Cinema Blend regularly, you might be surprised to learn that there's a small film opening on August 1st that we haven't been talking about much. It's called Guardians Of The Galaxy, a film from the cinematic "Marvel universe." Since Disney is apparently very worried about the film not producing a profit (how else do you explain all the previews we've been seeing?), they've released a brief featurette that introduces us to the characters Gamora and Nebula, stepsisters of sorts. It also has a slight tease of a character some may be familiar with, named Thanos.
If you watch the video from the 50-52 second mark, you'll actually catch a glimpse of the hovering throne upon which Thanos will sit, specifically as he's meeting with the hammer-wielding villain Ronan the Accuser (played by Lee Pace).
Cinephiles will recall that Thanos earlier appeared in The Avengers, an emotional comedy-drama where a diverse group of friends learn to trust an elderly man with an eyepatch to love again. He was not named in the film, though in Guardians Of The Galaxy it is suggested that he may appear in similar, teasing forms. At the very least, he will at least get to hear him speak, as Josh Brolin has recently signed a contract to lend his services to the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As evidenced by the featurette, there's still some uncertainty as to whether it is pronounced "Than-os" or "Thane-os," though that might have to do with the lovely Scottish Karen Gillian's pronunciation of the name. Due to corporate synergy, she is the reason this small bit of footage has been placed online: the red-haired princess will debut later this fall on a show called Selfie on ABC, a network that, like Marvel, is owned by Disney. As Nebula, she is unrecognizable in the movie, having shorn her striking crimson red locks and gotten covered in blue makeup. She will have a full head of hair for Selfie, however, which is a television show named after a post-modern trend dedicated towards documenting the events of one's life specifically through their prism and no one else's.
Guardians Of The Galaxy opens August 1st. Make sure to alert your friends regarding this fairly esoteric, difficult-to-find film.