Baby Groot steals the show in full length trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Posted on 5 December 2016
By Khyle Deen
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Marvel Studios have unveiled the first full-length trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, readying fans for further cosmic happenings for the heroes.

The new trailer, which features Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot bickering over an atomic bomb, continues to keep the movie’s main plot mostly behind the curtain, what we do know though, is that Vol. 2 will centre around the parents of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). Kurt Russell will play Quill’s father, in a role as a “living planet” known as Ego.

View the new trailer in the video box.

The mystique of all Guardians of the Galaxy press material is no sheet accident, director James Gunn went on to explain. “With Guardians, people really go through every single little shot and try to figure out what the movie’s about,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “And there’s a lot of mysteries in Guardians 2.”

He also revealed that the well loved, memorable teaser trailer for the original Guardians of the Galaxy was almost never released.

“That trailer tested not very well,” he said. “We had another trailer that was very cheesy that sold the movie as something different than what it was — that tested a little better.”

Disney’s marketing team in the end, decided to best reflect the tone of the film, and went along with Gunn’s prefered teaser.

“You’ve got to sell the movie for what it is, and that’s what they did. They really bought my trust with that on the first movie.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is also the first Marvel Studios movie to be shot using the new RED Weapon 8k camera, shooting at an incredible high resolution, meaning the movie will likely feature sharper, more vibrant imagery. It’s also called the RED Weapon, which just sounds like a huge deal in itself.

The use of the RED Weapon, should put to bed complaints that suggest Marvel have widely avoided visual vibrancy, preferring a grey, dark grey and a slightly lighter grey colour palette. Judging by the Vol. 2 trailer, our eyes should enjoy the display shown by the studio.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits cinemas April 28, 2017.