Ronan Takes the Throne in 12 New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Photos The hits just don't stop coming. Guardians of the Galaxy is continuing to pour down on the Internet with a torrential flood of photos and video before its August 1 release date. Today brings 12 new images both from the Marvel movie itself and from director James Gunn's personal behind-the-scenes collection. This latest tidal wave of assets brings a look at Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, taking a seat his throne.