Thor, Rocket And Groot
The big “squee”-inducing moment hidden at the end of the first Infinity War trailer was a brief (and silent) cameo for the Guardians of the Galaxy – which paired them with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor!
Again, Star-Lord’s team of misfit heroes don’t appear too much in this TV spot, although we do see one short shot of them sneaking down some stairs. Judging by some leaked footage released the other month, this could be the lead-in to the scene which features Thanos torturing the Collector.
What the TV spot does give us, though, is the great image of seeing Thor riding a ship with Rocket and Groot, with Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax nowhere to be seen. This suggests that this is some sort of side mission for the trio, while the rest of the Guardians perhaps go and deal with Thanos on the front line with the Avengers. Based on the evidence, this side mission is probably Thor’s trip to find a new weapon: the mythological battle-axe Jarnbjorn.
Another fun little detail that’s easy to miss is that Groot is busy playing on his games console. This follows on from a post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in which Teen Groot was revealed to have developed a typical adolescent personality.