Marvel has released a new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Written and directed by James Gunn, the follow-up reunites the titular Guardians of the Galaxy—Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel)—to battle a new threat and search for Peter Quill’s father.
This is a fantastic trailer that feels like the natural evolution of the first movie. The action is bigger, the settings are more colorful, but the humor is perfectly intact. It’s a smart move by Marvel to know that while audiences enjoyed the set pieces, what they really enjoyed was the relationships between the characters, and this trailer delivers that, and especially the jokes, in full force.
Also, I would be remiss not to mention that Baby Groot is probably going to steal this whole damn movie. Seriously, at this point, if Marvel said, “We’re going to do a movie with only Rocket and Baby Groot,” everyone would be on board. We’d be bummed for a bit about losing Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax, but then Baby Groot would say in a high pitched voice, “I am Groot,” and we would forget any other character existed.
Watch the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer below. The film also stars Kurt Russell, Karen Gillian, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, and Glenn Close. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.
Here’s the official boilerplate for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock and Kurt Russell. Kevin Feige is producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Jonathan Schwartz, Victoria Alonso, Nik Korda and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by James Gunn. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” blasts into US theaters on May 5, 2017.