'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Villains Steal The Spotlight On Empire Cover

Djimon Hounsou and two people we can't recognize!

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is finally almost here. Soon we're not going to have to listen to "Hooked on a Feeling" or "Spirit in the Sky" longingly, hoping that someday we'll get to see Marvel Studios' first space epic.

Now that we're almost a month away from "Guardians," Empire is rolling out their big cover story on the film, complete with two different covers: one featuring the ragtag band of heroes and another featuring their outer space adversaries.

The baddie variant is especially cool since it offers out best look yet at Ronan the Accuser, played by a heavily made-up Lee Pace.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters on August 1.