2 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Empire Magazine Covers The latest issue of Empire Magazine comes with two very different covers, one featuring the heroes and the other promoting the villains of director James Gunn's sci-fi epic Guardians of the Galaxy. It will be a fight throughout the cosmos as Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) pulls an unlikely team of thieves, assassins and maniacs together to stop Thanos from ruling the galaxy. It won't be easy, though. On Thanos' side resides the deadly Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), who rules with a heavy hammer.