As the summer blockbuster season approaches, Marvel's first film of the year is gaining a lot of attention. Thanks to the success of the first film in the franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is estimated to pull in over $150 million in its opening weekend. With a mix of humor, action, and cosmic adventure, that's hardly surprising, as the film offers something unique in the current landscape. Of course, all of that spectacle wouldn't mean much without interesting characters. Luckily, director James Gunn has assured us that each hero will get their own arc in the overall story.
Meanwhile, promotion continues along for the film just in case anyone wasn't aware it was on the horizon. After the final trailer aired a few weeks back, we now know quite a bit about the movie. That also means it's time for TV spots to start airing, teasing little bits of extra footage. Our first one came last week, and it's been followed by a flurry of new images thanks to the Guardians headlining Empire's latest issue. We just got new looks at Yondu, Ego, and Rocket yesterday, and now we're all ready for another spot.
Marvel (via Comic Book) has released a short teaser offering a roll call for the team. After introducing the key members of the Guardians, we learn that Peter Quill isn't fond of Rocket's nickname for him. While 'Star-Munch' is a fairly weak pun/insult, it's possible this is a cleaner version of what Rocket says. The spot has a disclaimer at the end saying there's language in the film not suitable for younger viewers. It looks like we'll have to wait until the film premieres to learn the choice words Rocket has for Quill.
Meanwhile, we're learning more every day about the movie and its new characters. For starters, Smallville alum Michael Rosenbaum has been confirmed to have a key part in the movie. We've also learned more about the powers of Ego the Living Planet, aka Kurt Russell's take on Quill's father. Even more interesting, yesterday it was revealed that Ego would involve some massive visual effects, teasing his comic book roots and personage.
Finally, a post-credits scene for the movie has been confirmed. While this is hardly surprising considering how Marvel helped proliferate the concept, it still points towards the future of the characters. The tag could simply be something humorous, but it's more likely going to set up the key role the Guardians will have in Avengers: Infinity War. On the other hand, it could play the long game and lay out the future of the franchise by teasing the recently confirmed Guardians 3. Either way, we won't have to wait long as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just two months away.
Source: Marvel Studios
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019