The Galaxy’s favourite heroes are back, with Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and the rest of Marvel’s galactic Guardians set for their second big screen appearace in March of next year. The first film, Guardians of the Galaxy, soared to unimaginable heights upon its release in 2014, and the studio had hit the sweet spot once again. The movie presented audiences with a brand new bunch of loveable characters, a fresh new story to follow and quite possibly the world’s greatest soundtrack.
Over the last six months, director James Gunn has been releasing a steady stream of teases for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, including concept art and behind-the-scenes images to keep hungry fans satisified. More recently, the first sneak peek at the film was unveiled online, with a one-minute video, showing viewers a few select shots from the movie. This was, rather typically, Marvel’s way of wetting our appetite for the sequel, and, needless to say, it worked. The footage sent the Guardians towards the top of online conversation, whilst the video continued racking up millions of views, all within a matter of hours.
Now, the first full-length, albeit a teaser, trailer for the movie has dropped online, and as you’d expect it’s packed with heaps of classic GOTG goodness:
Description and Trailer:
Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord and his band of misfits continue their cosmic adventures as protectors of the galaxy against all-new threats including Ayesha and the Ravagers as their team grows and Peter learns about his father, Ego the Living Planet, and true heritage.
The highlight of the new trailer, for most, will naturally be baby Groot who, funnily enough, is voiced once again by Vin Diesel – I’m thinking there must be some helium involved somewhere (?). The interaction between young Groot and Rocket Raccoon is just as, if not more, comical than what we saw in the first film, which is a very positive sign. Not to mention the size and scale of what looks to be the movie’s big battle sequence, where countless spaceships are seen shooting, literally, across the frame. Of course, these big action set pieces are chopped up by welcome outbursts of humorous buddy-cop-style dialogue inserted in between, just to keep things on the lighter side.
All in all, Marvel can be very pleased with the way the sequel’s marketing has performed so far, with movie-goers around the World now ready and waiting to see the cosmic crew back on the cinema screen.
See Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it flies into cinemas on April 28th , 2017