As you no doubt know by now, the newest trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was a huge success. As far as previews go, it’s probably one of the best we’ve seen all year, teasing the film’s humor, action and chemistry between the main cast without giving away anything at all about the plot. It resulted in a very tantalizing look at the upcoming sequel and allowed fans to rest assured that it’ll be every bit as good as its predecessor was – if not better.
As such, it’s no surprise that the teaser has racked up an incredible amount of views in its first 24 hours. How many, you ask? Well, according to Gunn, it received 81 million views in its first day of being live. That makes it the second biggest teaser trailer of all-time, behind only Beauty and the Beast. It also makes it Marvel Studios’ biggest teaser ever.
Check out the director’s full post below for more, which he shared earlier today on his Facebook wall:
Holy crap! With 81 million views in its first 24 hours, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer is the SECOND BIGGEST TEASER TRAILER EVER (after Beauty and the Beast), and the biggest Marvel Studios Teaser ever! No kidding – I’m, like, floored. Thank all of you so very much for watching it (more than once), and sharing it, and welcoming Baby Groot and Mantis with open arms. Thanks for all your amazing reactions (including your reaction videos, which Jennifer Holland and I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning watching the other night). Thanks to the wonderful folks at CCXP in Brazil where we debuted the trailer. And finally (yes, I know, it’s starting to become like I’m accepting an award – sorry BUT) HUGE THANKS to the smart and kind marketing folks at Marvel and Disney who put up with all my eccentricities during the teaser editing process.
Honestly. You guys can’t imagine what they deal with. I’m a maniac. Now they’re gonna have to deal with it again as we prep the FULL TRAILER… ?
And even more so as we finish up the MOVIE… ???
Oh – and the icing on the cake – “Fox on the Run” by Sweet, the song used in the teaser, rose to number one on the iTunes Rock Chart!
Did I mention we debuted on a Saturday when you’re NEVER EVER supposed to debut anything?
HAVE A GREAT WEEK and feel free to post your favorite #GotGVol2 Teaser memes below! So many good ones.
Well, Gunn certainly seems grateful, and also somewhat relieved. You can’t blame him, either. After all, crafting a sequel to a film as beloved as Guardians of the Galaxy is no small task. We imagine it’d be quite difficult to recapture that magic for a second time while still ensuring that fans are pleased with the final product. Judging by this new trailer though, it looks like he’s done just that. At least, we hope he has.
One way or another, we’ll know for sure when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blasts into theatres on May 5th, 2017, bringing with it a cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and many more.