The first trailer for Marvel's highly-anticipated Phase Two sequel Guardians of the Galaxy will likely debut in the next couple of weeks, now that the trailer has been classified and given a PG rating by the Alberta Film Ratings Board earlier today. Marvel hasn't confirmed a release date for the trailer, but normally after a trailer is rated, it debuts in theaters or online within a week or two. The trailer runs 2 minutes and 23 seconds, and just because the trailer has been rated PG, doesn't mean the movie itself will be given a PG rating. It will likely be rated PG-13 just like all the Marvel movies before it.
For those of you asking about a #gotg Super Bowl spot, there will not be one but we will have something incredibly awesome for you soon.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 24, 2014
It's possible that Marvel may use the Olympic Games coverage on NBC, which runs until February 23, to promote the movie, or ABC's telecast of the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday March 2. It's unclear what movie the theatrical trailer may be attached to yet. Marvel's next movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, doesn't debut until April, so it seems unlikely that Marvel will hold off for two more months, after just getting the trailer rated.
James Gunn is directing this ensemble which stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord), Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, with Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel voicing Groot.