Earlier today, Marvel Studios delivered the first TV spot for the upcoming space epic Guardians of the Galaxy, but they have come out with something even better during the evening hours. A brand new extended spot aired this evening during the NBA Playoffs between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, and just in case you missed the televised version, we now have it for you in the embed above.

Both written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy is the 10th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord, a young adult half-human/half-alien who spends his days soaring through space in his spaceship being a Han Solo-level badass. His problems begin, however, when he sets his thieving eyes on a mysterious orb that he successfully manages to steal. This is an issue because some of the worst people in the universe also want the orb and are willing to stop at nothing to get it. Unable to stay on the run and stay alive alone, Star-Lord teams up with a team of alien outcasts and losers - Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) - who help him both evade his enemies and guard the galaxy from an extreme threat. The impressive supporting cast includes Lee Pace as Ronan The Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou as Korath The Destroyer, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector (who we were first introduced to in the post-credits sequence of Thor: The Dark World.

We've been saying for months and months that Guardians of the Galaxy is a risky move for Marvel Studios due to the fact that the characters aren't widely known amongst non-comic book readers, but that conversation has really changed. With every new bit of footage that arrives online the blockbuster just continues to look more and more impressive. The action and the humor appear to be everything that we expect from a Marvel Studios film, and hopefully the final product can fully deliver on that when it hits theaters Stateside on August 1st.

We here at Cinema Blend are rather convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy will end up being one of the biggest hits of the summer, but where do you guys stand on it right now? Are you ready to purchase your midnight ticket or is this movie just not looking like your cup of tea. Answer our poll below and feel free to elaborate in the comments section.

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