One of this summer’s biggest blockbusters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is about to hit theaters next week. Created by industry heavyweights Marvel, the comic book giants turned a relatively obscure graphic novel about a ragtag team of intergalactic do-gooders—whose ranks include a raccoon-like creature and an alien resembling a sentient tree—into a $200 million USD movie. But the team’s history dates back all the way to the 1960s. Now thanks to a recent video by The Know, viewers can look back at the origin and history of the Marvel superhero team which are on their way to becoming the next Avengers-style franchise for the studio. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper, hits theaters on May 5.
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