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Pop culture is filled with famous spaceships. There's the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, the Nostromo in Alien, Serenity in Firefly... the list goes on and on. As a bit sci-fi epic, we expect that James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy will do its part to present us with its own iconic starcraft - and today we get a closer look at two of the most important vessels in the movie.
Discovered on the Amazon page for the deluxe Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack of all places, two new pieces of concept art from the new Marvel Studios film have found their way online, and give us a closer look at the ships that will be captained by the lead hero and lead villain, respectively.
Let's start with the image you see up top. In case you haven't already been introduced, this is The Milano, the aerodynamic, badass looking vehicle flown by Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) in Guardians of the Galaxy. As you can probably tell just from the relative size of the cockpit compared to the rest of the ship, this isn't the biggest spaceship in the galaxy, but it proves to have some pretty sweet moves - as seen in the film's various trailers. At this time we don't know the full run of specs on the Milano, including its top speed or weapons capability, but we do know one thing: it has one of the galaxy's last operating cassette players.
Ronan The Accuser's ship, as you see directly above, is a different story entirely. Called The Dark Aster, the vehicle is about a mile wide, and is the lead vessel amongst a fleet of what are called Necrocraft. Ronan means serious business, and taking rides on the Dark Aster to various systems and planets is how he gets stuff done. Basically, if this thing is clouding the sky, you really should run as far as you can as fast as you can to get away with it.
Despite the differing sizes of the two spaceships, we still fully expect them to collide in some way during the movie. After all, it was Luke's tiny little X-Wing that wound up taking down the Death Star. We can't say right now exactly what will happen, but there are definitely hints out there:
Guardians of the Galaxy will be in theaters on August 1st.