So let’s see here: We’ve got good banter, a kickass ’70s rock soundtrack (once again supplied by Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”), some exciting glimpses at larger action sequences, interesting and beautiful cosmic visuals, and enough cute glimpses of Baby Groot to make you squeal with delight.
Yep, it’s a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, and it’s hear to blow your mind.
Another early trailer release for a promo presumably attached to Logan, we still don’t know much about what this movie is actually about. Seriously, it’s like eight weeks away from release and we still only have the vaguest of synopses provided by Disney.
Like, we know that the “douchebag” lady in gold played by Elizabeth Debicki is the villainous Ayesha, but we don’t really know what the hell she wants. We know Sylvester Stallone is in the movie somehow and is going to spend some time in a Nova Corps uniform, but so far he’s been totally absent from any of the advertising. However, we’ve got some exciting reveals in this trailer — some fun new footage of the monster battle we’ve glimpsed in earlier trailers, a look at a few new gadgets (the “gun” banter at the start is pretty great), and the new emphasis on “family” amongst this team of rogues is probably the best thing Marvel’s lifted from The Fast and the Furious franchise. Well, actually, that might not be totally true.
Most importantly, we finally have a good look at Star Lord’s dad, Ego the Living Planet, played here by Kurt Russell. It’s hard to imagine a better fit for the role, though Marvel might have blown their wad a bit early by using Jeff Bridges so early on (it might have been a great fit to have the original Starman father the Star Lord, right?). Russell is one of our quintessential badasses and, unlike Harrison Ford, never lost his wit to an “I don’t give a shit” monotone. Perhaps it’s his work with guys like Quentin Tarantino and S. Craig Zahler that’s kept him true to his roots, or maybe it’s because he was never paid too much back in the day. What’s true is that we should all be excited that the subject of Walt Disney’s last words is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it’s not really known how exactly director James Gunn and company plan on taking what was a big-ass planet in the comics and transforming it into Snake Plissken, we’re sure they can make it work. After all, they made a group featuring a talking tree who can only say one phrase into a multimedia merchandising juggernaut, so hey, we’ll trust them on this one.
Get your dope mixtapes ready, folks. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters everywhere on Cinco de Mayo.