Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Prior to the first Guardians movie back in 2014, even many hard-core comic book fans weren’t familiar with the obscure Marvel Comics cosmic team, but now they are some of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Even though the extended spot is less than a minute long, it packs a big punch. It’s got a ton of new footage, including some new action with Yondu, some new Rocket and Baby Groot action, as well as our first look at Elizabeth Debicki as the villain Ayesha. There is also another pretty excellent moment between Drax and Mantis, which is great since their interaction in the first full teaser was arguably the best moment in that trailer.
Here is the official synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mix tape #2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favourite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”
Most of the principal cast from the first Guardians of the Galaxy is returning for the sequel. That includes Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket. The sequel has added a ton of new talent as well, including Sylvester Stallone, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, the aforementioned Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell, who is playing Star-Lord’s dad, Ego the Living Planet. Karen Gillan is also returning as Nebula and Michael Rooker is coming back as Yondu.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn, who is returning to the director’s chair after very successfully helming the first Guardians of the Galaxy.
The movie is set for a release on May 5, 2017