Just the other day, Marvel debuted two new sneak peeks at their upcoming deep space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. A fantastic 30-second TV spot and an extended 60-second look both debuted during the first game of the NBA finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. Now the comic book giant has unveiled a new international spot featuring a few bits of footage that we haven’t seen yet.
This spot, which hails from the UK, brings back “Hooked on a Feeling,” which we’ve missed in the last few promos, as well as that “What a bunch of A-holes” line that seems destined to be the most quoted bit of dialogue of the summer. There is also a crap ton of action crammed into a video that is barely half a minute long. There are fights, explosions, soaring space ships, and basically everything you want to see out of this movie. We could use a touch more of the sarcastic sense of humor, but we’ll take this.
The story follows a mismatched gang of space outlaws comprised of wise ass, half-human Star-Lord (Chris Pratt); a green-skinned assassin, Gamora (Zoe Saldana); one heavily tattooed thug, Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista); an anthropomorphic alien raccoon named Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and his best buddy and partner in crime, an alien tree named Grood (voiced by Vin Diesel). When the crew steals a mysterious orb, it kicks off a galaxy-wide manhunt that puts them at odds with Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and the mighty Kree Empire. When they discover the true power of the orb, which many of us suspect will turn out to be one of the Infinity Gems, the unlikely group of heroes must come together to save the day, or maybe not, they are screw-ups after all.
Though there are multiple bits of new footage here, it is all deliverd in rather rapid fire manner. If you blink, you will very likely to miss something. Like this split-second shot of Karen Gillan’s Nebula looking like she’s about to hack some hapless dude’s head clean off…
…or Benicio del Toro. We saw him as the Collector in the post-credits scene of Thor: The Dark World, but beyond that, he’s largely been absent from the promotional push.
Directed by James Gunn (Slither), Guardians of the Galaxy open in the UK on July 31, and the US the next day on August 1.