After a shorter teaser trailer landed a few weeks back, we now have our first proper look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 thanks to a brand new preview that dropped last night. Full of banter, Baby Groot and space monsters – all set to the soundtrack of The Sweet’s “Fox on the Run” – the trailer promises that the sequel will be just as fun as we had hoped.
The Guardians of the Galaxy brand has come quite a long way in just a few short years. Back in the early 2010s, Marvel’s announcement that they were making a movie of a C-list space-based superhero team led many to either shrug or worry that the MCU would crash and burn. After the massive success of the 2014 movie, however, Guardians of the Galaxy is now one of Marvel’s most popular franchises and its sequel is a guaranteed blockbuster.
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Original stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista – not to mention the voice talents of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper – will be returning, while supporting actors like Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker will be joined by new cast members Kurt Russell, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Sylvester Stallone. Not that this trailer gives us any hint at these extraneous characters, however. What it does instead is remind us just why we love the franchise so much in the first place – because of those five unlikely heroes that make up the titular team.
And so, on that note, we’ve gone back through the trailer several times now and picked out our favorite moments from it. There were certainly a lot to choose from, but here, are 8 of the best.