Comic-Con 2013: Just 13 Days Into Filming, ‘Guardians of Galaxy’ Cast Crashes Comic-Con with Footage

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Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and the rest of the cast flew in from London for the fanboy convention

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and their castmates from Disney and Marvel's upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy” staged the second mass surprise in as many hours at Comic-Con on Saturday, appearing before fans to talk about the movie with director James Gunn.

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Just moments earlier, more than a dozen members of the cast of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” pulled a similar stunt with director Bryan Singer.

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"Guardians," based on the popular Marvel comic, chronicles a pilot and a group of ex-cons on the run. The film is only two weeks into shooting, but the cast, including Pratt (left), Saldana, Benicio Del Toro and Lee Pace, all flew out.

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Before showing a few minutes of footage introducing characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot, host Chris Hardwick asked the cast to spill a little on their own roles.

Pratt plays Peter Quill, whom he the actor described as "a jerk who goes around space making out with hot alien girls and being a rogue." Yet then he decides to help a family he comes to care for.

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Saldana plays Gamora, a green-skinned humanoid, or, as Saldana put it, "an assasin from space."

While both Pratt and Saldana are familiar to fans at the convention for past work, Dave Bautista, a former WWE wrestler, is a new face for Hollywood and comic book fans.

“I wanted this more than I wanted anything in my life,” Bautista said. “When I got the job I cried like a little baby.”