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Guardians of the Galaxy Owns Superman & Man of Steel

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 02/20/2014 - 2:25am, updated 02/20/2014 - 2:34am

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Last night saw the debut of the relatively unknown newcomers to Marvel Studios with the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.

The trailer debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a special introduction by the star of the movie, Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord.

It's learned that Guardians of the Galaxy outperformed even Superman as the buzz on social networks was enough to surpass Man of Steel.

According to the social media research firm Fizziology (via The Wrap), Guardians of the Galaxy netted 88,000 mentions across Twitter, Facebook and various blogs in a 12-hour period between 11 p.m. EST until 11 a.m. EST. 

Man of Steel - in the first 24 hours - following its trailer debut attracted 75,000 social mentions.

To date, the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer currently has over 5.5 million views in its first 24 hours.

"The reaction was giddy,” Ben Carlson, president and co-creator of Fizziology, said reports, the Wrap.. “I think a lot of people didn’t know how the film was going to work,  it’s five superheroes and one of them is a raccoon and another is a tree. But they nailed the tone. It was light and fun and full of action and you see that reflected in the social media reaction. 

A breakdown of the characters of the Guardians of the Galaxy yielded that Chris Pratt was mentioned about 5 percent in conversations with Rocket Raccoon 3 percent and Groot about 1 percent.

“[Chris Pratt as Star-Lord] was earning a lot of comparisons to a young Harrison Ford as Han Solo, so that’s a good sign," offered Carlson.

The song used in the trailer, which will be featured in the movie as well, "Hooked on a Feeling," was mentioned in 2 percent of discussions.

It's thought Rocket Raccoon may have had kryptonite in his gun (wink, wink).

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S. starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana As Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Disel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Houndsou as Korath, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

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