The folks over at Latino Review were given an advanced sneak peek at the new full-length Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. They can't tell us when its going to debut, but they did give a pretty lengthy description of what we can expect to see. We'll hear Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon. And we'll get our first look at Glenn Close as Nova Prime Irani Rael. There's also plenty of never-before-seen action and adventure as this group of intergalactic superheroes join forces for the first time on the big screen. But first, director James Gunn has tweeted out a new photo of Star-Lord, aka Chris Pratt, while the LA Times gives us a look at his alter ego, Peter Quill, and the Orb he is chasing. Check it out, and then read on for details about the new trailer.
Knock knock. Who’s there?… pic.twitter.com/mMYPpjGCuo— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 25, 2014
When Korath fails to recognize him, Quill takes off running, and shots are fired behind him. He uses his rocket boots to escape into the wilderness. Mask on, Star-Lord hurtles through the landscape of a blue, rocky planet before he takes a huge leap, evading his potential captors.
Cut to: Marvel Logo
This is followed by tons of never-before seen footage that kicks off with shots of Star-Lord's ship, the Milano. The Guardians of the Galaxy are seen walking into a space bar with Zoe Saldana's Gamora in the lead. All of the characters are introduced with a Peter Quill voice over, "So here we are: a thief (shot of Star-Lord stealing the orb), two criminals (shots of Groot and Rocket Raccoon), an assassin (Gamora in a fight with a character presumed to be Nebula), and a maniac (Drax the Destroyer punches an assailant then head butts another). But we're not going to stand by while evil wipes out the galaxy."
This is followed by an introduction to Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser. We see a fist closing around a glowing red energy source. The fist clinches, and we see a crowd of aliens and humans running from an explosion.
Back on the Milano, Drax is scene holding the orb, the object this ragtag team is trying to protect. Quill continues his narration, "I guess we're stuck together. Partners."
A title card reading 'This August' cuts to Glenn Close as Nova Prime Irani Rael. We hear her narration as a ship descends over what is most likely the Nova Corps planet. There, we see Ronan kneeling beside his hammer. "Are you telling me, the fate of 12 billion people, is in the hands of these thugs?"
Irani is pissed, in a meeting with uniformed Nova Corps behind her. This cuts to Ronan raising his hammer high in the air. His ship releases fighters over the peaceful planet as people run from the chaos. This is a full-fledged attack by Ronan.
Next, we see the Guardians striding in confidence. They know what must be done, and they know they can get the job done. Rocket cocks his giant gun, which is almost as big as he is. This is the first time we hear Bradley Cooper, "Oh, yeah!" Rocket loves his gun.
Now we are in the prison seen in the teaser trailer. Rocket is standing on Groot's shoulders, firing his weapon. Gamora, in her yellow prison jumpsuit, flies forward to kick a guard in the face. She lands on the floor in a signature 'Black Widow' stance, crouched, flipping her hair back...Peter Quill draws his guns firing into the camera.
A title card reads: All Heroes...Start Somewhere...
Instead of 'Hooked on a Feeling', we get Norman Greenbaum's pop classic 'Spirit in the Sky', which sets the tone for the rest of the trailer. We watch the gang escape prison, finally on the Milano, as it flies towards an alien skull the size of a planet. Rocket is impressed by it's size, "Whoa..."
This cuts to a scene where Groot is fighting an alien that matches him in height but not strength. The giant tree grabs the alien by the head and slams him into the ground. Fast cuts also offer a shot of Ronan twisting his hammer in a shower of blue energy, and Drax brandishing his double blades. A big explosion engulfs the screen.
The gang gathers to look at what appears to be a constellation map of the galaxy. Points of yellow light seem to indicate a star system. Groot raises his hand, and these yellow lights amass around his finger. This is shown with more Quill narration, "I look around and you know what I see? Losers." We see the crew sitting on the ship. "But life is giving us a chance."
Star-Lord straps a rocket to his leg, and throws on a long coat. Drax asks, "To do what?"
Quill answers, "To do something good..."
We next see Groot handing a young girl a white flower while Gamora and Drax holster their weapons. "...something bad..."
We see Gamora topless, from behind. We watch as Peter pulls his shirt on. He is then seen in the cockpit of his ship, "...Bit o' both!"
Rocket Raccoon gets a cute line, before we see Drax swinging his signature knife in slow motion. We watch as Nebula steps in front of Gamora, lingering over her. This is interrupted by yet another explosion. A ship flies out of the debris, a tiny spacecraft piloted by Rocket who is 'sneering with malice'.
This is followed by a succession of quick cuts from the movie. Ronan chokes Drax, The Collector is seen for the first time, Quill and Gamora are about to kiss, Drax faces a sky-full of bad guys, Groot reaches out his hand...
The music stops.
Groot has turned off Peter Quill's precious Walkman. He is alone on the Milano. He presses play again and marvels at the cassette as it spins. We return to 'Hooked on a Feeling' as it blares loudly, Groot hates the music. He looks confused.
The trailer begins to climax with cast shots that we've seen before, each character getting their own moment to shine.
We end with a shot of Groot. Branches grow out of his back, as though he were a wooded porcupine. Drax looks on in amazement as we hear Vin Diesel for the first time, "I am Groot."
We then see Rocket walking with a confident stride as he tugs on his crotch. The shot widens to show all the Guardians walking together. John C. Reilly's voice is heard, "They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy..."
The music cuts and we see a uniformed John C. Reilly standing, not pleased, "This might not be the best idea."
We get the Guardians of the Galaxy title card.
Rocket screams from the cockpit of his tiny ship. He leans on the throttle and blasts into a head-on air battle with Ronan against a bright blue sky.
That's what we'll see very soon. How soon is anybody's guess, as it has not been announced when or where the new trailer will debut.