July 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

The Marvel Studios presentation kicked off with a simple title card: Phase Two Begins Now.

The screaming heard in Hall H for the next hour came from Marvel dropping news bombs onto 6,000 die-hard fans in what can only be considered Comic-Con 2012’s grand finale.

The biggest reveal was official confirmation that Guardians of the Galaxy would be Marvel’s Aug. 1, 2014 film – which came with a dazzling piece of concept art.

Check out the full image, as well as new details about Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, and Ant-Man‘s test footage.

The Guardians of the Galaxy series began in 1969 and focused on super-powered team of humans, extra-terrestrials and bio-engineered creatures who police the entire Milky Way. Feige revealed the team, from left to right:

Drax The Destroyer – An Earthling who was killed and resurrected as a knife-wielding green warrior devoted to battling Thanos (the alien death-dealer seen grinning at the end of the Avengers film.)

Groot – a giant, anthropomorphic tree-being (imagine a warrior version of the Ents from The Lord of the Rings.)

Star-Lord – Some people would call him a space cowboy. (Sorry, Steve Miller Band.) He’s a half-human, half-alien intergalactic sheriff whose special combat suit protects him in deep space as he draws his twin guns on evildoers.

Rocket Racoon – a genetically engineered critter from a planet used as a dumping ground for the insane. He may be small, but he carries a very big gun.

Gamora – Nicknamed “the most dangerous woman in the universe, she last of her alien species, adopted by Thanos (him again) and trained to be a weapon who does his dirty work.


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