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The Guardians of the Galaxy has a nice ring to it. The name effectively conveys what these heroes do for a living, and it's easy to remember...for most people. If you talk to Nebula, though, she might mistakenly refer to them as the Gardens of the Galaxy. Yes, she really does that in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as you can see in the latest preview for the movie.
Unlike in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, Nebula will be an ally to the main heroes in the upcoming sequel, but she's clearly having trouble getting used to working for people who she was trying to kill not that long ago, including her sister, Gamora. For God's sake, Nebula is joining the team in this movie, and while mockingly talking to Gamora, she sincerely calls her a "Garden" of the Galaxy. Which, you know, makes no sense! If Gamora, Star-Lord, Drax, Groot and Rocket were called the Gardens of the Galaxy, they wouldn't be saving aliens from harm, they'd be a business specializing in lawn and plant upkeep. Even though Drax's "stupid" reply obviously comes from a different part of the movie, it was a nicely cut to make Nebula's mistake look even worse. Shame her, Drax!
Besides the name change, this new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 preview (titled "It's Showtime") is sprinkled with bits of new footage, including Drax not understanding how odds work, Yondu calling back his whistle-powered arrow and Baby Groot jumping with glee at something happening off-screen. Granted, these aren't as eye-catching as what's been shown in the previous trailers, but for the first regular TV spot, this did a good job of conveying the tone and feel of the highly-anticipated blockbuster. In case this 30-second spot wasn't enough for you, don't worry. With just a little under two months until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out, you can expect plenty more TV spots to be peppered throughout small screen advertising.
Set a few months after Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will follow the core group of characters as they work to keep their newfound family together while also dealing with the Golden High Priestess Ayesha and Taserface, the leader of a rogue band of Ravagers. Along the way, the Guardians (again, not Gardens) will recruit Nebula, Yondu and Mantis into their ranks, and Star-Lord, a.k.a. Peter Quill, will finally meet his dad, Ego. While we have yet to see how this particular adventure will end, most of the heroes are already confirmed to return for Avengers: Infinity War the following year.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 flies into theaters on May 5.