Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It only premiered on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" moments ago, but the trailer for the newest Marvel Comics (and Disney) super hero flick is already ruling the galaxy. "Guardians Of The Galaxy" is part of Phase 2 of the Marvel cinematic universe, and is their first big space movie ("Thor" doesn't count, sorry). But if the following two and a half minutes is any indication, they are aiming for the stars come August 1, when its release marks the final Phase 2 entry until next year's "Age of Ultron" Avengers sequel.
With a little humor to open it up, we meet Chris Pratt's Peter "Star-Lord" Quill and Djimon Hounsou's Korath, then -- in a usual suspects lineup -- John C. Reilly's Rhomann Dey introduces Drax (Dave Batista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). These are your space misfit heroes. Then a series of quick cuts shows a lot of action but also the humor we might expect from director James Gunn ("Slither"). There is a lot of familiar shots from last year's comic-con footage, and we get more from Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling."
There are also brief glimpses of baddies The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and Nebula (Karen Gillan). An anticipated character which remains unseen is Michael Rooker as Yondu (who was leader of the original "Guardians" in the comic books before Quill came along).
This looks like heckuva lot of fun, and makes me pretty stoked to see the Marvel-verse of the stars.
Check it out and let us know if we missed anything...