You probably didn't need much of a teaser trailer to start getting excited about "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.," the sequel to arguably Marvel's most universally enjoyed film. But here's one anyways, released today by returning director James Gunn, and it certainly doesn't hurt!
There's also this new first poster, which already has a strong future ahead of it as a dorm room staple:
Between the poster and teaser, there's a lot here to be excited about – beyond simply the whole gang being back together with another cool "Hooked on a Feeling" remix. The humor of the first film seems intact, from the on-point tagline ("Obviously") to delightfully awkward David Bautista hugs. The fact that Karen Gillan's Nebula, at least based on the poster, appears to be getting a larger role befitting her character's awesome design is an intriguing prospect, and the visuals – like that shot of Star Lord overlooking some sort of space swamp – look even more spectacularly imaginative and comic book-y.
And most importantly:
Tonight, the world will implode in on itself but UNTIL THEN I will distract myself by staring happily at this: pic.twitter.com/Wk8mozV2vf— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 19, 2016
Why yes, that is Baby Groot. And now that you mention it, yes, he is wearing a little Star Lord jacket. They probably could've just released that GIF as the trailer and that still as the promotional poster and made $150 million on its opening weekend next summer (May 5, to be exact).
But they didn't. They gave us a whole teaser trailer – not that we needed one to be excited, but it goes give me something to watch 80 times on repeat tonight rather than the debate. So much appreciated, Marvel.Read more...