In the new trailer that just dropped for Marvel’s upcoming space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy, John C. Reilly’s character, Rhomann Dey, says, “This might not be the best idea.” We beg to differ, because this looks like an absolutely fantastic idea. The action is epic and kickass in every way, not to mention that the more we see, the more exciting this movie looks.
Earlier today, the cast and crew of Guardians staged a sprawling Q&A session on Facebook (we’ll have a write up of that posted shortly). Following that bit of fun, they debuted the latest trailer for the film, and though it is different than the first, it’s just as awesome. Not one of Marvel’s better-known titles, the first look at the film felt like an introduction to the characters. Since then, we’ve seen more and more of these people, even gotten official character descriptions, so while there’s still some getting-to-know-you stuff, there’s not nearly as much.
As Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, AKA Peter Jason Quill, says of the team, they’re “A thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac.” But beyond that, you get to see all of them in action instead of just being told about who they are. You’re definitely nudged in a certain direction, but you get to make up your own mind about them. And it is good.
This combines what appeared in the three teasers leading up to the trailers release, and expands on that even further. There is a crap ton of new footage here. We’ve seen glimpses of the computer generated characters like Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and his alien tree sidekick Groot (Vin Diesel)—the “two thugs” part of the equation—but they’re on full display here. What they’ve given us has been good, but this is a whole other level. I love the cocky swag of Rocket strutting down that corridor, gun slung over his shoulder, hand cupping his own junk. If there was any lingering doubt that Cooper was the right choice for this part, that’s gone now.
And though we know exactly what Groot will say in any given situation, it’s hard not to get excited when you hear him spout, “I am Groot,” for the first time.
We also get our first look at Glenn Close’s Nova Prime, complete with her futuristic bouffant hairdo…
…and this is our best look yet at the main villain, Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).
I’m totally in love with just about every frame of this trailer. There’s so much attitude and such a sense of fun. The idea of Earth as a planet of outlaws is priceless, and that slow-motion coming together bit at the end is a perfect way to wrap things up. This trailer does nothing but get you even more pumped up than you already were for Guardians of the Galaxy to open up everywhere on August 1.