That more we see from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the more excited we get for the deep space adventure. It looks like director James Gunn (Slither) has found a perfect balance between staging awesome action and delivering sarcastic humor, which is really is one of his calling cards as a filmmaker. This is on full display in this new clip, just released by the studio, that gives us a proper introduction to Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord.
We’ve seen some of this footage before in the first trailer for Guardians, but that doesn’t make it any less fantastic, and we get an extended look the already familiar moment here. Star-Lord is trying steal some sort of cool looking floating space orb that may or may not be an infinity gem. In the beginning he certainly looks the part of a calm, collected, seasoned outlaw for whom this is all old hat, that is until Djimon Hounsou’s Korath the Pursuer and friends burst into the room loaded for bear. Faced with that, he becomes a sniveling wise-ass, but a wise-ass with an escape plan.
After Star-Lord blasts off out of the room, there’s a quick montage of clips from the rest of the film, including brief flashes of the other members of the Guardians team—Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and the seven-foot-tall alien tree, Groot (Vin Diesel). This may be exceedingly short, but it gives you a good idea of what to expect from both the humor and the action in the movie. We can’t wait to set eyes on those big, epic space battles. It doesn’t hurt that this also features that classic “What a bunch of A-holes” line. That’s too perfect not to include.
Star-Lord, also known as Peter Jason Quill, is half-human and half-alien, and after he steals a mysterious orb—which is likely the one seen here, unless there are other mysterious orbs, which there could be—finds himself in the middle of a manhunt that spreads across the galaxy. In order to escape, and possibly save the universe from destruction at the hand of Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and the nefarious Kree Empire, the reluctant leader must team up with this band of outlaw misfits.
Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Olivia Lovibond, and Glenn Close, and opens in theaters everywhere August 1. There’s even a rumor that we might see Nathan Fillion for a moment.