[Update: Watch the second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer HERE!]

They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy. That’s what Nova Corps Centurion Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly) has been telling us in the one and only Guardians of the Galaxy teaser trailer for the better part of a year. We know. We get it! For those of you who attended the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, it’s been almost painful having so little new footage to go on for the next Phase 2 film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The good news it, after this weekend, that all changes.

We’ve met Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), the leader of Marvel’s cosmic Avengers, and we’ve seen his four pals who help him form the team known as the Guardians of the Galaxy in the promo materials – but we’ve not yet had a chance to get to know these other heroes, nor do we know much about the “psychopathic” Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and the other supporting characters and antagonists of the film.

That brings us to today, where the next phase of marketing for Disney and Marvel’s space-based superhero film begins. With X-Men: Days of Future Past opening in theaters worldwide next week – and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier out of the way – it’s all Guardians all the time until it releases at the beginning of August.

Because of this, we can finally share with you our interview with star Chris Pratt from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy (with much more to come in the near future) and the exciting news that the second full-length trailer will debut next week!

Be sure to check out the official Guardians of the Galaxy Facebook page on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:00am PST for a live Q&A with the cast of the film. You’ll be able to submit your own questions around that time and at 10:30am PST, the second full-length trailer will be released! We already have a good idea of what the second GOTG trailer may show from some leaked info.

While we don’t have any official details, from what director James Gunn said about saving content and reveals for the second trailer, and from a leaked early description of it may have revealed, we’re finally going to hear the voices of Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper)

[Update: The second one-sheet for Guardians of the Galaxy has just been revealed.]

New GOTG Poster

[Update 2: Watch the second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer HERE!]

More: Our On-Set Interview With Star-Lord

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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