With all of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY news this summer, I’m starting to think we should retool our site to just focus on them. Not really, but with San Diego Comic Con coming up at the end of the month, all the studios are holding their cards for that show. Instead, we get Marvel and Disney promoting their new property like theres no tomorrow. From the early sneak peek at IMAX tomorrow, to all sorts of other materials, Guardians of the Galaxy is shaping up to be a well promoted piece of material.
Earlier this week, the website Galaxy Getaways was launched as a viral tie-in to the movie. Here’s what we’ve gotten from the site so far.
The site poses as a space travel company that specializes in vacations to three main locations in the Guardians film. You can visit Xandar, home of the Nova Corps and probably the most civilized locale in the film. Next up, you can head to Knowhere, the severed head of a celestial where Taneller Tivan (the Collector played by Benicio Del Toro) runs a mining company and home to some of the low life scum int eh galaxy. And lastly, there is Morag, the barren world where Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) is attempting to steal a mysterious orb from the trailers. Images from each locale are included below.
On the site, you can set your pickup location, which uses Google maps and some cool effects. From there, you can blast off to virtual tours of the three locations and even play a few games, such as Where’s Groot? If you’re looking to find some backstory for the movie’s galactic locations, you don’t have to go far. Go ahead, plan your trip on Galaxy Getaways!