“All Heroes Start Somewhere !”
Hall H, Comicon 2012 and Marvel Studios is again breaking box-office records, this time with the super hero blockbuster “The Avengers”. Riding the wave of success sequels to the hugely successful Captain America & Thor movies are announced as the assembled audience goes wild with anticipation…then an audible gasp, as the third film for 2014 is revealed, what ? “Guardians of the Galaxy” ? … A bizarre assembly of misfits and losers which includes a gun-wielding genetically altered raccoon and a fighting tree creature whose could only speak a single phrase…“I am Groot”. Marvel was taking a chance, but needn’t have worried…Guardians was critical and commercial juggernaut which redefined the super hero genre and direction Marvel was to take. Because of the ‘risk’ factor the advertising budget was not as extravagant as the studios previous offerings, making paper from the film genuinely a lot a scarcer than Iron Man, Thor, Avengers etc. Hence the rarity for any of the film posters produced to accompany the release. Based on photographs by Michael Mueller, design agency BLT Communications certainly pushed the right buttons and created a stunning teaser poster for this country of origin 2014 US one sheet. The (now familiar) characters of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, Rocket and their ship the ‘Milano’ are shown in tantalising, shadowy silhouette pose offset by an amazing sunset of purple and blue colours. Raising anticipation, this is the perfect example of the effectiveness on how to use an advance poster. Originally rolled (as issued) this looks and displays to excellent effect with minimal of handling wear, absolutely stunning. Guaranteed original this represents a scarce item of modern original collectable movie memorabilia from a truly exciting and cool film.
Trivia: According to James Gunn, the film’s soundtrack is composed mainly of 1970s and 1980s songs, as they are part of Quill’s memories of Earth: “The music is one of those touchstones we have to remind us that Quill is a real person from planet Earth who’s just like you and me, except that he’s in this big outer space adventure.”…more detail
Advance YOU’RE WELCOME 8.1.14, US One Sheet (27" x 40") Double Sided
United States (USA)
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, John C Reilly, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Peter Serafinowicz, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana