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Since it was officially announced at San Diego Comic-Con back in 2012, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy has been a bit of a mystery. While the project has a terrific writer/director in James Gunn and an absolutely stellar cast that includes names like Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, Djimon Hounsou and Benicio Del Toro, the film is based on a property that even regular comic book readers are even now only vaguely aware of. So when the debut trailer for the film was released earlier this week it really served as an introduction of the team to the entire world. And it totally knocked it out of the park.
While the footage was very similar to what was shown at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con (you can watch my excited reaction to that HERE), it did exactly what it was supposed to: it let us meet all of the crazy characters at the center of the plot while also setting itself up tonally as a funny, fun, action-filled space adventure. If people didn’t know who the Guardians of the Galaxy were before, they certainly know now… and we can’t wait for more.
This week I once again sit down with Coming Soon/Superhero Hype Associate Editor Silas Lesnick to break down exactly what we saw in the trailer, what we’re most excited for, and what we hope to see next.
And in case you missed it (or are just desperate for a 50th viewing), here’s the trailer!
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