Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is online. It has many more character beats, and the first utterance of “I am Groot!” that we’ve heard from voice actor Vin Diesel. Check it out below.
Before the trailer debuted, many cast members took part in a Facebook Q&A, along with director James Gunn.
Most of the questions revealed little about the film, but Gunn did confirm that his old Troma boss Lloyd Kaufman will have a cameo in the film, and that the “most beautiful” scene in the film is a Groot scene. (It could well be the one in the trailer, with Groot and the little girl.) Gunn also said, with respect to his influences when making the film, “ One of the biggest influences was – and no one is going to expect this answer – Magritte’s Empire of Light paintings.”
Guardians of the Galaxy opens on August 1. Trailer via Facebook.
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.
UPDATE – Here’s the HD embed.