‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer #2 Details: Rocket Raccoon and Groot Come To Life

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

Movie fans got an early official look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy when its first teaser trailer premiered during Jimmy Kimmel Live in mid-February, followed up by a series of character videos, promotional artwork and a poster that fittingly read “you’re welcome.” It was an adequate and exciting intro for fans of the GOTG comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe but it needed a lot of exposition for casual moviegoers who never heard of the cosmic team of misfits before.

That trailer placed the spotlight on the studio’s newest lead superhero played by Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation), but didn’t give any dialogue to his team, even forgoing the introduction of several key supporting characters – characters that writer and director James Gunn said would be reserved for the next full trailer. With the 2014 summer movie season nearly upon us, beginning with the release of another Marvel-licensed property in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on May 2nd, followed by Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past three weeks later, that trailer is nearly here.

Latino-Review got an early look at a rough cut of the next Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, the first real trailer if we label the first one a teaser, and it includes plenty of new shots and more importantly, the voices of heroic team. They’ve got a detailed, chronological breakdown of what’s likely going to be in the final cut of the trailer but here are the highlights:

  • Begins with familiar (but extended) scene of Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) and Star-Lord scene with the orb and subsequent chase before Marvel logo appears.
  • There are more shots of the ‘hero ship’ (the Milano) from the exterior and interior with the Guardians onboard, several shots of it in space.
  • Trailer features another roll call of the team, this time by Quill, describing himself as a thief, Gamora as an assassin, Groot and Rocket Raccoon as “two criminals” and Drax the Destroyer as a “maniac.” The voiceover is cut with new shots of the characters including one of Groot tossing someone.
  • We see Star-Lord with the mysterious orb and later in the trailer, Drax holding it as well.
  • There’s a big shot of Ronan the Accuser approaching the camera, in his ship and wielding his hammer (the “Universal Weapon” in Marvel Comics).
  • Lots of shots of explosions and mayhem, including exterior wide shots of the people of Xandar (the beautiful and peaceful Nova Corps space police homeworld) running on the bridge (from last year’s London set photos).
  • We get to meet Nova Prime Irani Rael (Glenn Close), leader of the Nova Corps, referring to the Guardians of the Galaxy as “thugs.” It’s very evident that Xandar is in danger from Ronan and his massive ship.
  • The Guardians are shown uniting, ready for battle and we finally get to hear Bradley Cooper’s excited and confident Rocket Raccoon voice (as he locks and loads an over-sized canon, of course).
  • We see Knowhere, the space station built from a disembodied head of a Celestial, where parts of the film take place (it’s the Guardians’ base of operations in the comics).
  • There are more shots of Groot, fighting something equally as large as him, and in a different shot we see him grow additional spiky branches from his back.
  • Groot does say his one and only catchphrase (“I Am Groot”) and we hear Vin Diesel’s voice.
  • There are also some cool action shots of Gamora and Drax, and more of The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) and Nebula (Karen Gillan).
  • The theme of the trailer is the origin of this team and how Star-Lord rallies them together, similar to how he does in the books but for seemingly different reasons.
  • Yes, there’s more classic rock in the trailer.

Unfortunately, no mention of Michael Rooker’s Yondu character or Thanos – who we know is in the film, will be digitally animated and has already been cast

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

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You’re Welcome

With some of the year’s biggest films debuting in the lucrative month of May, we expect to see the second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer to come alongside one of them, likely a Marvel one which has us thinking X-Men: Days of Future Past. After all, the film opens less than two months later and you can bet on Disney and Marvel going to the extreme with marketing their obscure property in its risky August release date.

Fun fact: At the time of this writing, there are 99 days left until GOTG hits theaters.

For a deep analysis of what we’ve seen so far, check out our own Guardians of the Galaxy video and trailer explanation. Share your thoughts in the comments!

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More: Marvel Plans Ahead All The Way To 2028

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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.

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

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Sources: LR

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  1. Any word on when this first real trailer will hit?

    • Probably withinin a month or so.

      • I heard it was sooner than that. Kinda hoping it’s with Spidey next weekend. My guy at Disney wouldn’t give me the exact date though,lol.

        J-R!

    • Someone else wondered the same earlier today when it was posted on ComicBookMovie (along with a user there giving an even more detailed trailer description in the comment section) and got the answer “maybe when X-Men releases?”.

      If that’s the case, I’m grateful for the internet because I wouldn’t want to waste money on DOFP just to see this new GOTG trailer.

      If the first trailer increased sales of “Hooked On A Feeling”, this second one will increase sales of “Spirit In The Sky”.

      Knowhere is actually a Celestial skull rather than a robot head according to the descriptions I read, no idea how that’d work since they’re meant to be giant robotic things unless the person describing the trailer got that part wrong.

      • See, I never got anyone paying to see the marketing of another movie…within a movie that they were never planning on seeing to begin with.

        Not saying that you are like that with DOFP, that’s just what this reminds me of. I remember one guy around here spent $8 going to see the new trailer for IM3 with some movie he never wanted to see.

        Growing up, the convenient surprise of trailers is what made movies a lot more compelling to me: “Spider-Man”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “Batman Begins”, etc. The marketing of those 3 (off the top of my head) really came out of nowhere and peaked my interest by surprise. I never went theater hunting for footage; I just waited until the movies finally came out and it really paid off in the end.

        Which is why when it comes down to news for something like “Batman vs. Superman/MOS Sequel”, I have to bite my tongue until the marketing gives me a clear view on everything.

        • That’s what I’ve never understood either.

          I mean, even now, I go to movies I actually want to pay for and pray they show a trailer for another movie I’m looking forward to (a lot of the time, they don’t…never had a Cap 2 trailer with Thor: TDW for example and Noah only had the first Godzilla teaser).

          People on Batman-News went to see horrendous films just to see the teaser for The Dark Knight Rises and admitted that once the teaser was over, they walked out of the cinema and went home. That’s a complete waste of time and money IMO and I have to admit that I gave them hell for doing it instead of waiting for it to drop online.

      • Why in the world would anyone pay $8-12 just to see trailers that they could see the next day (if not that evening) on the internet? What a colossal waste of money!!

        • While I’d never pay to see a movie I wasn’t interested in just to see a trailer I do miss the days when the only way to see a trailer was to see it in the cinema.
          I was someone (like many others) who would make sure I arrived ahead of time just to see trailers.

          Sure, I could just not watch a trailer online but I don’t go to the theater as much as I used to so sometimes it’s the only way to see something.
          Lately I also try to see only the first 2 trailers at the most. I try to ignore clip after clip of certain movies because I don’t want to know every detail. Recent examples would be TAS2 and XM-DOFP. I saw the first couple of trailers and that’s it. I’m sure I’d enjoy the featurettes and behind the scenes stuff but I’d rather watch stuff like that after I’ve seen the movie.

      • No. You’ve got it wrong, you’re thinking Celestials is Sentinels. Sentinels are the robots that fight mutants, celestials are kinda like the giant elders of the universe

  2. In the immortal words of Macho Man, “Ooohh Yeeaaa!!!”…

    • +1 #RIPWarrior

  3. i know im stoked as hell for this movie because i got excited by a trailer description

  4. I wonder how they managed to get a sneak peek of a trailer? Hmmm

    Sounds interesting, but I think the Guardians are more of a visual-fest, which means it will probably look alot cooler/awesome than word by word description. Looking forward to see Ronan! But to be honest… August can’t come any sooner :(

    • x2 – Most excited to see Ronan. Great character!

  5. Just wish Korath was more unEarthly looking.

  6. I assume this is not the case, but was watching Hellboy earlier and Ron Perlman instantly jumped out as Thanos to me. I can see him giving a huge Thanos grin.

    • I agree, Ron Perlman would make a great Thanos. I’m also hoping for him and Guillermo to do Hellboy 3.

      • Fingers crossed for Hellboy 3. The movies were a great take on the comics and I’d love more.

  7. It’s so awesome to hear that included with all the other wondrous cosmic characters that they are including within this movie that they will actually be using a Celestial head, even if they don’t describe it in great detail, just a view of a Celestial head is cosmically awesome.

  8. Rcoket- “Bam, Murdered you”! Hope he drops that line a few times in the film! lol

  9. I want Groot to talk. I am so Groot. I am Groot! Vin Diesel needs to get to use his voice.

  10. I’m more excited for this movie than Avengers: Age of Ultron, Superman versus Batman and X-Men: Apocalypse put together.

    • Really? Put together, really?

      Lay off the booz, bud.

      • Yes Dude, really… put together. I don’t care how silly or dumb you or anyone thinks that is. Guardians of the Galaxy to me is a far more rare occurrence than any of those movies. Don’t get me wrong, I look forward to seeing all them all but they’re going to take place on Earth, they’re very popular and they’re big money makers. Guardians of the Galaxy is in outer space in a way no other CBM has ever done before. And they’re doing it with such obscure characters who don’t even have an animated TV show to their names. It still blows my mind that a movie like this is getting a big budget, has such a talented and diverse cast and is being written and directed by James Gunn.

        • I’ll second that… this is the expansion of an already established world and that is amazing. I grew up with Claremont’s X-men and if there were any loyalty to that franchise it’d trump (for me) GotG; but the fact of the matter is that MCU has shown that you can remain loyal to the nerdcore and please the masses at the same time…. I think ASM 2 is going to be enjoyable, but I still feel this is something FOX and SONY have yet to fully grasp onto.

          • While I don’t share your excitement for GotG I do look forward to seeing how it goes over with the masses because I really believe they dropped the ball by having Chris Pratt as Star Lord(although I absolutely love him) and not Bradley Cooper which for some reason felt comfortable only being a voice over for this film. It would have sold the movie more for None-Geeks which is ultimately better for us hardcore fans because it gives the studios confidence in making sequels and more importantly solo/spin-offs,somehow I still believe we will get the DeadPool and Dr. Strange origin films we all want. Onto ASM 2 I really couldn’t be more disgusted with this movie, I saw an advanced screening about a week ago and while the 3D is amazing that is where all compliments of this movie stop. Jamie Foxx is so absent in this film I really can’t understand why he even signed on for this film. I won’t go into more details because it will spoil a lot but after the release of this film many of you will most likely understand and react even more vicious than me. The only reason I don’t care all that much is because this film doesn’t tie into Marvel’s Phase 2 or 3 universe and it will not affect those franchises in anyway.

        • I think Green Lantern counts as a CBM in outer space, but we’re all going to pretend it never happened right?

          • Some of Green Lantern took place in outer space certainly but not 95% percent of it like Guardians of the Galaxy will. I didn’t ignore Green Lantern but he and other characters like Thor for instance took as much place on Earth as Oa, Jotunheim and other worlds. This won’t.

  11. “we’ll finally get to hear Rocket’s voice” (paraphrasing)

    Uhmm, we heard Rocket’s voice already in the Rocket Raccoon featurette released a day or two after the first trailer.

    • That’s not a trailer that played on TV or in theaters that audiences will actually see.

      Uhmm is the worst way to start a sentence.

      • Yes! That’s probably my biggest pet peeve. Glad I’m not alone :)

      • Rob Keyes on the “ummm…” remark… kinda awesome.

  12. I hear Starlord bangs Gamora in the trailer

    • I don’t know why, but I think it would be interesting to see a relationship between Starlord and Gamora. I know in the comics she is with Nova, but c’mon. Nova is not in this movie. I think it would be a good idea. Just don’t make it a main focus in the film. Just throw it in there to make things more interesting. Plus, it would be a clever way to play up the humor in the film. Starlord is supposed to be this “galactic womanizer” who has a history of being with many women. Gamora is a “tough as nails warrior” who ignores her personal feelings. It would be funny if Starlord tried to hit on her every now and then, but instead of reacting like other women, Gamora would reply to his actions with funny, but clever comments and comebacks. Then, at one point in the film, we see that she really cares for him.
      Just spit-balling ideas here ;)

  13. Can anyone provide a little background on the type of starship they’ll be using in the film? How big is it? Does it have warp drive? What about a hollow deck? :-)

    Oh never mind, I’ll just use google.

    • Hallow

      • Holodeck,if you want the correct term. You’re Welcome. lol!

        J-R!

    • The cockpit section is the same size as the Millenium Falcon – the back is one longer area, slightly bigger than a Quinjet.

      Scroll through the still photos we grabbed:
      http://screenrant.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-trailer-analysis/

      • Thanks Rob!

        Sometimes it’s really hard to discern the scale of these vessels. I’m impressed with larger than life starships. In fact, every since the Star Gate SG-1 series , I’m fascinated by them. Unlike the Star Trek illustrations, Star Gate’s vessels looked like floating cities in screen.

  14. “Groot tossing someone” watch out for splinters!

  15. Looks like a typical crap James Gunn movie but this time he has a budget for CGI overload.

  16. I don’t know why, but I think it would be interesting to see a relationship between Starlord and Gamora. I know in the comics she is with Nova, but c’mon. Nova is not in this movie. I think it would be a good idea. Just don’t make it a main focus in the film. Just throw it in there to make things more interesting. Plus, it would be a clever way to play up the humor in the film. Starlord is supposed to be this “galactic womanizer” who has a history of being with many women. Gamora is a “tough as nails warrior” who ignores her personal feelings. It would be funny if Starlord tried to hit on her every now and then, but instead of reacting like other women, Gamora would reply to his actions with funny, but clever comments and comebacks. Then, at one point in the film, we see that she really cares for him.
    Just spit-balling ideas here ;)

    • She isn’t with Nova currently (Rider isn’t around any more) and tbh they were never that serious even when they were together

  17. What if spirit in the sky is played in the movie while introducing Nova? idk why but I can see the intro of spirit in the sky playing while nova walks up in a shot of the film like hes hired to hunt the guardians down. I mean come on that would be awesome! or am I crazy?

  18. 99 problems but a b**** named gamora ain’t one?

    I don’t get it… why is 99 days until the release of the film a fun fact?

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