Alright word is this thing officially starts shooting next month so I'm going ahead with a thread for it, even up until about a year ago with all the success of the Marvel universe I'd barely heard of this property, but I'm really pumped for it now.
It's pretty much set to be the single biggest movie of Marvel's Phase II that would still be before The Avengers 2 comes along in 2015. What especially intrigues me is they'll be fully embracing the whole alien/magical/supernatural end of their whole "realistic universe" of what they've been building by the time GOTG comes out. Plus the cast they've been assembling just kicks ass.
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill ala The Star-Lord just has me giddy, Zoe Saldana the primary female lead of the team, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly as the sort of Guardians' version of the Agent Coulson character, and Glenn Close of all people was announced a few days ago. But the newest news I just heard tonight was Karen Gillan aka the unbelievably hot redhead Doctor Who companion Amy Pond, she it seems be playing one of the villains.