Marvel’s next entry in its cinematic universe is Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which hits theaters on May 5th, 2017. Here’s all the news, trailers, and updates you need to get caught up.
The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 just dropped, and it looks like the whole gang is back: Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and even Tiny Groot (Vin Diesel).
It’s hard to glean anything about the movie’s plot from the teaser. Gamora is seen running and jumping through the air with one of her deadly blades, while her half-sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) is sporting some new headwear. Yondu (Michael Rooker) is finally sporting a badass red mohawk, much like his comic-book counterpart. And lots of blue-faced aliens are flying through the air, and looking none too pleased about it.
"the first movie’s wry sense of humor is back"
What is clear is that the first movie’s wry sense of humor is front and center. Drax advises Quill that he needs to find a woman "as pathetic" as he is, rather than pining after Gamora. And the Guardians have spacesuits stored away for both emergencies and "fun."
Also returning: the film’s distinctive soundtrack. The teaser is set to Blue Suede’s "Hooked on a Feeling," which was one of many 1970s hits on Peter Quill’s mix-tape, received from his dying mother before being kidnapped by that passing spaceship.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise hit of 2014. The movie earned tons of money at the box office, even though it was inspired by a C-list comic book title, and featured few recognizable stars. Pratt wasn’t yet a household name, and the movie’s two biggest draws, Cooper and Diesel, were just voices of CGI creations. But the movie’s success proved Marvel could spin gold out of nothing but humor and its own growing reputation as a hit-maker. That should raise the stakes considerably for the sequel and its director, James Gunn. The movie is set to be released May 5th, 2017.
Oh, did we mention there’s a new poster, too?