The waiting is over and we’re saving the galaxy again. Chris Pratt (Star Lord/Peter Quill) brought along the new world premiere trailer to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night. As always, saving the galaxy is hard work, but Star Lord’s gang of misfits is up for the challenge.
Once again we are treated to more hilarity and cuteness with Baby Groot. And we get the normal, biting sarcasm we’ve come to expect from this team. We also finally get to see the golden Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) and her cohorts, villains who plan on “cleansing the universe” of basically people they don’t like. We see Nebula again, and it’s hard to say if she’s working with the gang, or just quipping about them. And then there’s Ego. We hoped we would get a glance at Star Lord’s dad, played by Kurt Russell, and we were not disappointed.
“And who the hell are you?” Star-Lord asks.
“I’m your dad, Peter, ” he tells his shocked son.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Galaxy film if there wasn’t a decent mix-tape to go along with the action. The premiere gives us hopefully another glimpse into the movie soundtrack with Fleetwood Mac’s You Make Loving Fun – joining Come a Little Bit Closer by Jay & The Americans and another Fleetwood Mac tune, The Chain from the other trailers and teasers.
Returning to the saga is Star-Lord, Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), along with newcomer Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Sylvester Stallone is also listed to star, but Marvel has not released his character’s name, although rumors abound that he’ll be playing a Ravager – one of Yondu’s treacherous henchmen.
The sequel is one of three Marvel movies being released in 2017, along with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. We’ll also see some of the Guardians appear in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, where they’ll team up with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5.
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