Batista Featured In New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Promo Shot From Marvel

Marvel Studios has released the first official photo from the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, starring WWE Superstar Batista.

Batista returns to WWE on the January 20th edition of WWE RAW and will be working full-time through WrestleMania. He will take some time off to promote the film later this year to promote the movie’s theatrical release on August 1, 2014.

Featured below from right to left are Guardians of the Galaxy characters Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Groot (Vin Diesel). Click to enlarge:

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchise 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 Peter 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.”