“Hope you’re ready!” says Chris Pratt‘s Peter Quill in the all-new trailer for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Oh, we are, Peter — we’ve been ready for this sequel for three years. Back in 2014, the original “Guardians of the Galaxy” was nominated for two Oscars: Best Makeup and Hairstyling (losing to “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Best Visual Effects (losing to “Interstellar”). How will the new film fare? Above, watch the latest trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel, which will be released May 5, 2017.
“I see it within you,” says the mysterious golden High Priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki) to Peter. “Fear, jealousy, betrayal. It is our duty to cleanse the universe of this weakness.” Later in the trailer, Bradley Cooper‘s raccoon character Rocket shouts, “Are we saving the galaxy again? Awesome!” This is exactly the kind of excitement and humor that helped the 2014 film earn a whopping $333 million at the domestic box office.
Written and directed by James Gunn, the highly anticipated sequel comes with an ensemble cast of A-listers including Pratt, Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. Set a few months after the first film, this new “Guardians” focuses on Peter Quill’s desire to learn more about his parents and where he really comes from. Disney will distribute the film in 3D and IMAX 3D.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” marks the 15th film in the lucrative Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out the action-packed movie poster below. Are you excited for new “Guardians of the Galaxy” in May? After watching the trailer above, discuss this Marvel film and more in our movie forums.