[UPDATE: A second trailer teaser has been released - WATCH IT above, followed by the first teaser below.]
The wait until Marvel fans get to see James Gunn's space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters still feels unbearably long, and the studio didn't make things any easier this week by releasing yet another epic poster for the movie that showed the heroes striking up a fierce set of battle poses. It was also revealed that the second full trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy will debut on Monday 19th May, accompanied by a live Q&A with the cast.
It wouldn't be a trailer reveal, however, without a short preview to tease it ahead of time. Some movie fans have understandably grown tired of watching trailers for trailers, but if it means getting a fresh look at the Guardians a couple of days early there probably won't be too many complaints. Unlike some teasers, which can fit into a single Vine, this preview for the second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer offers a generous fifteen seconds of almost entirely new footage.
As the primary link to Earth in this very alien Marvel movie, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord has been placed at the forefront of the marketing so far, and this teaser is no exception. In our interview with Pratt, he talked about the work that he had to put into getting in shape for the role of Peter Quill, and in this short teaser alone we got two shots that seemed to be purely designed to show off his impressive abs.
[UPDATE: Here's the original teaser for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.]
Gamora (Zoe Saldana) seems to be pretty impressed by his physique as well, based on the clip where she and Star-Lord are shown closing in for what looks like a romantic, starlit smooch. Take a closer look at this clip and you'll see that things are pretty serious: Gamora is wearing the Walkman that Star-Lord was so passionately protective of in the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. That's practically a marriage proposal.
There's a lot more going on in the teaser than just the possibility of a romance subplot, however. Groot (Vin Diesel) shows off his gentler side by giving a nice flower to a child at a space station, but overall the tone is one of preparation for a fight, complete with shots of the Guardians tooling up.
You can also catch a split-second glimpse of the much-hyped showdown between Gamora and Nebula (Karen Gillan), and another shot where Drax seems to be preparing to take on some incoming ships using only a pair of knives.
This teaser is definitely worth watching several times over to make sure you see everything - though of course there will be a lot more to see on Monday.
Guardians of the Galaxy is out in theaters on August 1, 2014.