The response to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the San Diego Comic-Con this summer was overwhelmingly positive, and it was easy to see why some may have pestered director James Gunn to release it online. When October came, no one expected to see a snippet of what is to come. That teaser was more of a reintroduction to those familiar a-holes who helped save the galaxy. Now we are getting our first official look at the sequel in the form of a brand new trailer.
Check it out here below.
James Gunn premiered this new teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 today at Comic Con Experience 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil. Let’s get one thing out of the way first: The song you hear, that’s Sweet’s 1974 track “Fox on the Run.” Much like how Blue Suede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” and other tunes from the soundtrack was the theme of the first film and its marketing campaign, we can probably expect to hear more of the same in Vol. 2. To be quite honest, I feel as though this first trailer is just an extended version of that teaser we saw back in October. There are no plot points from the film, no sight of Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell), and no villains.
All we get are those five a-holes we saw in the first film. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista all return to reprise their roles as Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax, respectively, with Bradley Cooper reprising his voice role as Rocket and Vin Diesel returning to voice the now cute and but deadly Baby Groot. There’s really nothing wrong with this trailer considering that it plays like most first trailers that are released. Plus that teaser that was released back in October was much of a reaction to fans’ request to get a trailer out.
But these a-holes haven’t lost any of their chemistry. In fact, a lot of this trailer is just the crew bantering to each other, with Rocket repeatedly warning Baby Groot not to press the button that detonates the atom bomb, Drax cheerfully cursing at space ships, and Rocket telling Star-Lord he is unreliable because he doesn’t have tape to cover the death button.
The only new character we get to see is Mantis (Pom Klementieff), who apparently embarrasses Star-Lord in front of his own crew after her powers reveal a “dark secret.”
Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan both return to play Yondu and Nebula, respectively. Elizabeth Debicki stars as Ayesha.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.