The Guardians of the Galaxy may have been D-list Marvel characters before 2014, but their movie proved to be a one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2014 summer season, leading to their popularity skyrocketing. Now over two years later, we're only months away from reuniting with these heroes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marvel released a 90-second sneak peek for the sequel in October, and hours before it was supposed to premiere on the ACC Football Championship on ABC, the first legit teaser trailer has arrived online!
An important aspect of teamwork is communication, which is why at the start of this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, Rocket Raccoon is making it clear to Baby Groot not to press a certain button on his latest weapon. All of this is happening in the midst of the Guardians battling an Abilisk, so there's enough insanity to deal with, but unfortunately for Rocket, his tiny tree friend fails to comprehend the importance not touching that button. Later in the preview, this unfortunately results in Baby Groot running off with the bomb while Rocket asks Star-Lord if he has any tape to put over the "death button." The chances of that thing being set off just increased immensely.
The rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer is an amazing blend of action scenes and awesome rock, the latter by blasting "Fox on the Run" by Sweet (which I now suspect might be included in Awesome Mix Vol. 2). The highlights include Star-Lord evading enemy ships, Gamora jumping onto the Abilisk to kill it, Drax yelling out, "Screw you, spaceship!" (while showing off his own blade work) and Rocket blasting away at foes. It's also good to see that even with his small stature and adorably squeaky voice, Baby Groot is not someone you want to mess piss off.
The trailer ends with arguably its most hilarious scene, as we meet new member Mantis and learn about her ability to sense someone's feelings just by touching them. Unfortunately for Peter Quill, she immediately picks up on his "sexual love" for Gamora. Quill is, of course, embarrassed. Gamora just looks down smirking. As for Drax, he finds this revelation hilarious, though for some reason, he wants Mantis to use her ability on him next. Either he's not worried about her picking up anything particularly sensitive or he's just not one to feel embarrassment. As previously reported, Mantis was raised by Ego isn't well-versed in social interaction, so her naivety and powers should provide some amusing moments in the sequel.
Set two months after the first movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will revolve around the eponymous heroes traveling across the cosmos and trying to keep their weird family together. That's just one of the ways family will be a key theme in the movie, with Peter Quill learning about his father and heritage being another example. Along with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel reprising their respective roles, the other returning folks include Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. The new players include Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki As Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface and Kurt Russell as Ego.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.