Like Star Wars and the Indiana Jones movies, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy captures the high adventure, excitement, and swashbuckling fun of the pulp serials of an earlier time. With that in mind, the film, which doesn’t even open until Friday (more realistically on Thursday night), has unveiled an awesome new 1950s sci-fi inspired poster, as well as a collection of offerings from Mondo.
This throwback, which comes from MTV, is spot on. You can imagine this hanging in an old style movie palace or advertising the back half of a double feature at your local drive-in theater, you know, when such things were far more commonplace. The bright color, the aged appearance, and even the “Presented in Realistic 3-Dimensions” bit down in the corner are all fantastic touches. You can even picture this as the era-specific cover for a tie-in novelization, which is something you know that you would totally enjoy.