Posted July 31, 2014 by Flipgeeks Team in Columns


Guardians of the Galaxy is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro.

With less than a week for the said Marvel film, we here at Flipgeeks thought of a cool and witty idea for a post. What if we recast its actors? Isn’t it just generic? But stop us if you’ve seen this one:

What if we recast these actors with Filipino personalities? Did we get your attention now? Good.

Guardians of the galaxy



Now. with utmost pleasure, we’d like to present to you:

The Guardians of the Philippines!

You’re welcome.

Peter Quill/Star-Lord

Chris Pratt popped out of nowhere. From Andy in Parks and Recreation to the main actor to many upcoming big movies which included Jurassic Park IV, who would be fit enough to play his role? Flipgeeks chose Phil. Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. Do we really have to explain why we picked him? Simple.

Star-Lord’s your resident “Legendary Outlaw”. How about Bong being a “Legendary Senator, now Outlaw?” And his action-star gestures are very much apt for the bravado that Peter Quill possesses.

RUNNER-UP: Bong’s in prison now, so it’s unlikely that he’ll be playing any roles soon. However, we still got the former bad boy himself, Robin Padilla. Or, should we call him Liver Lover Boy now?

Yes. Robin Padilla. “Legendary Bad-Boy, turned Outlaw, now Liver-Lover Boy With Girls.”

Yeah, we should. Don’t forget the girls tag at the end.


The ever loving Zoe Saldana has been in the sci-fi limelight for some time now, participating in prime movies franchises like Star Trek and Avatar. She is a femme fatale. So who could ever be deadly and fine in our local shores?

Enter, Ellen Adarna.

Blunt. Fierce. Bold. Do we even need to expound more?

And please, don’t get us started with how she “moves.” By that, we meant this video:

Now that you’ve seen her “moves,” would you still dare to fight her inside the squared ring? Good luck.

RUNNER-UP: Luckily, in case Ellen doesn’t show up, we have another actress who possesses her fierce and blunt traits – in a quirky and amusing way, that is. Give it up, for Marian Rivera.

Not convinced? Watch this then:

Drax the Destroyer 

Dave Bautista/Batista is the perfect guy for this role. If you’ve seen the character’s comic book iteration, then you’re very much aware how apt Dave is for the role. His beastly features and giant stature are just, spot on. Nobody can play the raging Guardian better than this guy.

If you’re still in for disbelief, then recall his WWE days. Powerbombs, anyone?

RUNNER-UP: Interestingly, some people mistake Drax for Zuma. Speaking of the latter, how about giving the runner-up spot to the original mean, green machine? Kids, Bembol Roco, as Snake Man Zuma!


Vin Diesel has big shoes to fill in. You’ve seen and heard of news of how dedicated the guy to his role where he just keeps repeating the line – ‘I am Groot‘. Who could ever place this beastly of a guy — we give you Gus Abelgas.

Okay, we’re hearing “Why” noises now. Well, if you’re the type who has a knack to stay up late at night and watch news shows, then try to catch SOCO and hear his quite distinctvoice.

And by distinct, we meant “overly” monotonous.

Rocket (Raccoon)

Bradley Cooper has this enticing and charismatic voice for this talking raccoon. Is there a Filipino who possesses a voice as enticing and charismatic as Cooper’s?

BIG YES, kids. Case in point, the master of disguise, Michael V.

Unless you’re living inside a cave for decades now, you know fairly well know Bitoy’s diverse repertoire of characters that he played over the years – most of which are pretty strange for everyone’s taste, but in a funny way of course.

Having said that, lo and behold, Mr. Assimo!

Yari Ka, Thanos!

RUNNER-UP: This might sound weird, but have you imagined Vice Ganda taking on the role of our resident badmouth of a raccoon? His joke-spewing personality would be perfect for Rocket.

Or, maybe not.

Okay, perhaps imagining Rocket firing guns while shouting Boom Panes might be a bad idea.


Liked our castings? If you got some funny ideas, let us know in the comments section!

Flipgeeks Team