Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuts a new TV spot exactly one month before the film’s premiere date. Marvel and Disney don’t need to do much more to promote the highly anticipated sequel. Writer/director James Gunn is doing plenty of promotion on his own, including behind-the-scenes photos. There may be no more new trailers, but some eye-popping posters and banners have surfaced online.
The TV spots are also continuing to roll out for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, hyping the return of the main cast and a few new faces, such as Pom Klementieff as Mantis. Going in line with the sequel’s classic rock and pop soundtrack, a recent international poster for Vol. 2 had a retro feel to it. The newest TV spot for the sequel is out, and it continues the vintage vibes.
The official Twitter account for Guardians of the Galaxy posted the new TV spot on Wednesday, highlighting the main players in a series of “roll call”-type introductions. From the whiz-bang editing to the over-the-top voiceover, the spot lends to the similarly campy feel of other aspects of the sequel’s promotional campaign. It ends with Mantis getting hit with flying debris – and one of what’s expected to be many one-liners from Drax (Dave Bautista).
The TV spot also features some amusing interplay between Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) – or, as the former called the latter, “Star-Munch.” Also making an appearance is Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), who questions who the Guardians of the Galaxy think they are. There’s even a brief glimpse of Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), who join up with the heroes in the sequel.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 promises to bring many of the same thrills and laughs that made the first Guardians of the Galaxy such a massive hit, and this TV spot is an amusing sneak peek at what to expect. The visuals pop off the screen and the chemistry in the main cast appears to be intact. As long as those two elements remain, there’s little reason to doubt that the sequel can be as good, if not better, than the original.
This brief TV spot, while appropriately zany, doesn’t reveal much in the way of the sequel’s narrative or action set pieces. It’s not the kind of TV spot that’s likely to change the minds of moviegoers in their decision to see or skip the sequel, either way. But fans of the first Guardians of the Galaxy will be excited to see that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 aims to deliver similarly infectious entertainment.