Teaser trailers and posters are a mixed blessing, really. On the one hand, YES! to new glimpses of hotly anticipated fun. On the other, BOO! that we have to wait so many months to get the final product. Why is May so far away?
James Gunn and Co. have delivered a double whammy today that’s already making us oogah-chakka in excitement.
The black and white poster features a line-up of familiar faces: Drax (Dave Bautista), Starlord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Yondu (Michael Rooker), Nebula (Karen Gillan) — and, yes, a wee tiny Groot (Vin Diesel) down by Starlord’s feet — all striking poses worthy of a Calvin Klein ad. (The black and white only wonderfully emphasizes this.)
Meanwhile, the teaser trailer spotlights yet another glorious Drax moment (if you don’t want Drax hugs, Quill, I’ll take some Drax hugs), Gamora preparing to throw down with a boss sword, Groot looking adorable on Rocket’s shoulder while wearing a little jacket, and Yondu sporting his spiffy new mohawk. Gotta say, that’s a good look on you, Rooker.
We’ve still only got the bare bones in terms of plot, which will focus on the team digging into the identity of Starlord/Peter Quill’s father, but Gunn promises there will be plenty of new characters and moments straight from the comics and even more ragtag found family feelings. Consider me ready.
The second volume of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will drop May 5th, 2017, and also features Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Glenn Glose, Sean Gunn, and a cameo from Sylvester Stallone.