Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in the midst of a new movie drought. Doctor Strange was released several months ago, but there is still another two months to go until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters. Building off the success of the first film, Marvel appears to be confident as ever during the marketing campaign for the sequel, holding back as much as possible to surprise theatergoers.
The last trailer revealed Ego the Living Planet’s human form, but the rest of the marketing has been geared toward the Guardians themselves. The cast and director James Gunn have already teased that the team is much more recognizable after saving the galaxy against Ronan’s wrath, but one time is not enough for them.
Marvel has released a brand new TV spot for the sequel that shows off some new footage. Almost all the heroes are shown in at least one new take that centers around the phrase, “You only get one chance to save the galaxy twice.” The spot also is the first use of another single from Awesome Mix Vol. 2: ‘Come a Little Bit Closer’ by Jay & The Americans.
With Gunn confirming that there will not be another trailer released ahead of the film, spots like these will likely be the only the source of new footage. Clocking in at 20 seconds, the TV spot gives Baby Groot some more adorable scenes, but the biggest joke of the spot comes at the end with Nebula now part of the team, but unwilling to be a Garden of the Galaxy as she puts it.
With another song from Awesome Mix Vol. 2 in the clip, all of the previously confirmed songs have been featured to this point. ‘Fox on the Run’ by Sweet and ‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac were both featured in the first few pieces of marketing. ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell was the first song to be confirmed as part of Vol. 2 with Peter playing the tape at the end of the first film. Each of these songs has felt in line with the Guardians tone and with music playing a larger role in the sequel, it should be fun to find out the rest of the more diverse setlist.
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