10 Questions You Probably Have About Guardians Of The Galaxy

All answered so you can become an instant Marvel expert. You're welcome!

MarvelMarvelWhen Marvel announced the next big film release in their phenomenally successful Cinematic Universe, you'd've been forgiven for replying "what's a Guardians Of The Galaxy"? We're not too proud to admit, dear reader, that even we were relatively unfamiliar with this motley crew of space criminals, who in fact have a forty year history in the comic books and have crossed over with some of the biggest titles Marvel publish, before the announcement. Despite that storied history, they're remained relatively obscure - after all, Spider-Man's a little more relatable than a talking raccoon from beyond the solar system. Like, just a tad. However with some ingenious casting, canny marketing and a well-stocked soundtrack, Marvel Studios have proven once again that they know exactly what they're doing. Nobody had a clue who the Guardians Of The Galaxy were a year ago, and now they're starring in one of the most anticipated films of the year, thanks to a succession of hilarious and action-packed trailers featuring the talents of Vin Diesel, Doctor Who's Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt from Parks And Recreation. So we're all pretty pumped to see this movie, right? Chances are you still have some queries, though. So let's delve into our longboxes and rifle though the comic book source material, and answer ten questions you're probably wondering about the Guardians Of The Galaxy.

10. Isn't Hooked On A Feeling A Brilliant Song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m86nMHfvl7s We can but assume that this one's more of a rhetorical question. Obviously Blue Swede's "Hooked On A Feeling" is something of a lost classic, uncovered first by Quentin Tarantino for K Billy's Super Sounds Of The Seventies in Reservoir Dogs and revived once again for the first Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer. Between those appearances it also accompanied that creepy CGI dancing baby in Ally McBeal (what was the deal with her, was she a mentally unstable lawyer or something?) and was, er, "memorably" given a late nineties techno remake by David Hasselhoff. We'd probably stick with the most famous, best version if we were you, though. Right, we should probably talk about comics now, eh? Ooga-chaka, ooga-ooga-ooga-chaka...

Tom Baker is the Comics Editor at WhatCulture! He's heard all the Doctor Who jokes, but not many about Randall and Hopkirk. He also blogs at http://communibearsilostate.wordpress.com/