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    Russia is not known for its superhero flicks, but a new movie that hits the theatres in February aims to fill that gap. Titled The Guardians, it focuses on the story of four super-human characters that were created back in the Soviet times to protect their homeland.

    Anton Pampushnyy, who played Ursus — a Siberian superhero always ready for some action in his animal form, told Radio Sputnik about the movie and the response of Russian and international audiences to the trailer recently released online.

    The number of people watching and commenting on the trailer is phenomenal. On YouTube alone, the video has been watched by almost 6 million people over a couple of weeks.

    "I think it is a little victory for the filmmakers who made The Guardians because it shows that it was the right decision and the right time to do this," Pampushnyy told Sputnik. "A lot of international companies were interested in this movie," he added.

    Indeed, the international community has been responding to the trailer extremely favorably. Some people even said that the movie could be an answer to the famous ‘Marvel' in the United States, known for its series of superhero films.

    Although Pampushnyy thinks that so far The Guardians does not pose any serious threat to the Hollywood blockbusters, he is confident that the movie could be a breakthrough in the Russian cinema industry.

    "So, for me it's just one thing: we can make something that can be interesting not just to Russia or post-Soviet-Union countries, but maybe to the whole world," the actor said.

    The movie tells the story of several superheroes whose superpowers range from invisibility and lightning-fast speed to something more original and, arguably, more Russian — turning into a bear.

    "The important thing is that we try to explain what we want to see in a movie. Of course, we played with stereotypes like a bear-man from Russia or something…but we tried to find something for each hero we can show to the audience, something from the country or region which the heroes come from," the actor said.

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