Marvel and Telltale’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game won’t feature any of the actors from the film’s cast, Telltale confirmed in a press release yesterday, alongside a list of other details. I mean, it makes sense. Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper’s paychecks would likely each be bigger than the budget of the whole game. Instead, we’re getting a collection of talented voice actors who will probably do some spot-on impressions of the characters and maybe even put their own spin on them. The news will likely be a disappointment to some fans, however, even if it wasn’t ever a realistic scenario.
Here’s who we can look forward to voicing our favorite Guardians instead:
- Star-Lord: Scott Porter
- Gamora: Emily O’Brien
- Rocket: Nolan North
- Drax: Brandon Paul Eells
- Groot: Adam Harrington
As you may have noticed, we get a much-needed break from Troy Baker. Instead, Rocket is voiced by Nolan North, who you may remember from every video game, including ones that Troy Baker is also in. Porter and Harrington have past experience acting in Telltale games among other things, while Eels and O’Brien appeared in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Watch Dogs respectively.
The game will beat the movie to release
Since he won’t be in the game, enjoy this gallery of pictures of Chris Pratt:
Telltale said in the press release that the game’s original story takes us “from Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond” and that the whole thing is “set to the beat of awesome music.” The team discovers a powerful artifact (as Guardians do), and each member of the team “has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands.”
While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to release on May 5 here in the states, a leak shows the game’s first of five episodes as releasing on April 27.
If that leak proves reliable, then look for Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy to hit PC, consoles, and mobile devices next month.