The first official trailer for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 priemered on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and it was glorious! The whole gang is back with some newly added allies to once again save the galaxy. James Gunn looks like he is taking what worked from the first film and just adding to it, then multiplying it by 1000! Colors pop in every scene and bring luminosity to the MCU. Gunn is getting the most out of the new RED’s WEAPON 8K camera he is using, which by the way is the first time it has been used by any movie.
Every time I see something new drop for this film Baby Groot steals my heart. He kicks off the music, Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”, for this trailer by connecting Peter’s Sony Walkman into some speakers. Then later we see the adorable little fella enjoying space candy and getting scolded about putting his seat belt on.
The ending brought us our first look at Ego, Quill’s father, who is played by the legendary Kurt Russell. Not much to go off here but we do get a nice brow raise by Peter once Ego reveals who he is. The movie is scheduled to land April 28th in the UK and May 5th in the States. I think I speak for all of us by saying this couldn’t come soon enough!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is directed by James Gunn who also wrote it along with DAN ABNETT. The film will produced by Kevin Feige and distributed by MARVEL STUDIOS. Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, KAREN GILLAN, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell. Release date is scheduled for May 2017.