In late October, Marvel premiered the first footage (outside of San Diego Comic-Con, that is) for the highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (opens in new tab). While the 90-second preview certainly provided some interesting shots and a funny conversation between Peter Quill and Drax the Destroyer, it was technically labeled a "sneak peek." Fortunately, director James Gunn recently revealed that a legitimate trailer for the sequel will arrive soon, and it turns out "soon" actually means tomorrow!
It was announced on ABC earlier tonight (via Trailer-Track) that the first official Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer will premiere during the ACC Football Championship on that network, which begins at 8 p.m. EST. This isn't the first time that a trailer for a blockbuster under the Disney family has premiered during a football game on ABC. One previous instance that comes to mind is Star Wars: The Force Awakens' during a Monday Night Football screening. If I had to guess, I suspect that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's trailer will air during halftime, but don't hold me to that. It's a safe bet, though, that Marvel will make it available online soon after.
As for the promo advertising the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer premiere, it was comprised of footage from the October sneak peek, with one exception. There was a quick shot of Drax the Destroyer flying towards a gigantic, monstrous alien with tentacles and a lot of sharp teeth. That creature, as previously revealed in concept art, is a multidimensional being called Abilisk, and the Guardians have been hired to fight it. Many suspect this battle will take place near the beginning of the movie to show what kinds of jobs Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Baby Groot take to pay the bills, but hopefully this trailer will provide more context about what's happening in that scene.
Since this will technically be a teaser trailer, don't expect too much to be revealed about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. That said, it would be great if we could meet some of the fresh faces being introduced, like Mantis, Ayesha or Ego. Even if Marvel marketing is unwilling to share exactly how all the new platers factor into the story, just getting a decent look at these folks would be enough. Of course, the main focus will be on the Guardians themselves, from the original five to new members like Yondu and Nebula. If this preview follows in the footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy's first trailer, then we can expect a good mix of action and offbeat humor.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.
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