Russia doesn’t need Black Widow. They have their own “Защитники” (Guardians)!


Guardians-poster_0While some in more savvy circles may have heard of superheroes from movie markets in other countries, one that appears to be making some serious ripples throughout the geek world here in the US is a film from Russia called Guardians. Until recently there have only been some posters to get people excited, but now we have the first full trailer to salivate over!

The movie set to be released in Mother Russia on Feb. 23, 2017, stars Anton Pampushniy as Arsus (the bear-man dude guy), Sanzhar Madiev as Khan, Sebastien Sisak as Ler, Alina Lanina as Xenia, Valeria Shkirando as Latina, Vyacheslav Razbegaev as Dolgov, and Stanislav Shirin as Kuratov. Sure, the trailer is in Russian, but there are (at times bad) English subtitles embedded in the video below, so you can at least have some (at times hilarious) idea of what’s being said.

Here’s a new extended synopsis:

Set during the Cold War, a secret organization named “Patriot” gathered a group of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of four individuals, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats.

The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, where each one of them have long been hiding their true identity. In hard times, they settled down to business and gather to defend their homeland.

For those of you who prefer their movies dubbed (and at times poorly), here is the English version of the trailer.

There’s no release date for North America yet — that is if Guardians gets to be released here at all, but we here at TG2 studios are hoping it will because it looks like a lot of insane fun! UPDATE: It would appear Guardians is set to open in movie theaters sometime in 2017 in the U.S.

So what thoughts ran through your head when you first learned of Guardians? What did you think of the trailer? Is there a potential franchise here, and where would you like to see it go?
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