Guardians of the Galaxy Fan Poster Introduces Star-Lord and Gamora to Tron’s Grid

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Guardians of the Galaxy Fan Poster Introduces Star-Lord and Gamora to Tron's Grid

A fan-made poster mixes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy video game and the legendary 1982 film Tron to create the ultimate 80s homage.

A fan-made poster blends Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with the iconic sci-fi action picture Tron for the ultimate nostalgia trip. The story of a video game developer who is transported into a computer world called the Grid is told in the 1982 adventure film starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, and Cindy Morgan and its 2010 sequel. The legendary 80’s film matches nicely with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’s 80’s soundtrack, allowing the film to pay homage to protagonist Star-childhood Lord’s as an 80’s youngster.

Star-Lord, the protagonist of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, has a lot in common with his comic book and live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe predecessors. He was born in Missouri and raised on Earth with his mother until extraterrestrials abducted him due to his half-alien ancestry. However, unlike the film version of Peter Quill played by Chris Pratt, the game’s Peter Quill was born in the 1980s rather than the 1970s. The music, which includes rock anthems by KISS, Mötley Crüe, and Billy Idol, is highly influenced. For example, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy features 80s Easter eggs like a Chewbacca action figure, a Pac-Man cake, and even a Tron poster.

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Rock Rider, a graphic artist, has recreated the film’s famous poster using in-game materials to commemorate the Tron reference in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Tron and his ally Yori pose boldly in front of a beam of light in this iconic poster. The game’s version of this shot is Star-Lord and Gamora, the space superheroes who take the role of the film’s protagonists. The pair’s flashy Nova Corps clothes are employed to mimic the technological suits worn by Tron’s heroes, while digital effects such as a beam of light rising from Star-walkman Lord’s round out the replica. The typeface and tagline placement are perfect replicas of the iconic photograph.

Tron has been a cult classic since its 1982 premiere, with a 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy, reigniting interest in the franchise’s computerized world of The Grid. Thanks to the series ‘ foundation in video game design, crossovers with genuine video games have been rather common in the past year. Tron costumes were added to Epic Games‘ Fortnite earlier this year, allowing players to compete in neon sci-fi clothing, and Fall Guys recently added Tron skins to match its futuristic fourth season. Skins for the adversarial Sark, the heroic Tron, his evil counterpart Rinzler, and the living program Quorra were available for download.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series is a love letter to 80s nostalgia through its wide soundtrack of songs and authentic period-accurate Easter eggs. The Tron poster, for example, adds realism to Peter Quill’s boyhood bedroom, and Rock Rider has paid homage to this aspect in their latest piece. Star-Lord and Gamora substitute for Tron and Yori in the game’s photo mode, and some more editing completes the 80’s homage.

The PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC versions of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are available now.

Source: Rock Rider/Twitter