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We’ve seen Bradley Cooper recording a few lines as Rocket Raccon in Guardians of the Galaxy, and heard his voice. Now here’s Vin Diesel‘s turn, as he discusses his character, the tree-man-alien Groot, who acts as “Rocket’s personal houseplant/muscle.” You won’t hear his voice, but there is some new footage to see below.

Update: Dave Bautista and Drax, Zoe Saldana and Gamora, and Chris Pratt and Star-Lord are the next actor/character pairs to get short video spotlights, and you can see their reels, each of which has some good new footage, below.

There’s not a lot to go on here, but one thing is clear: Marvel knows that some of the Guardians characters are a little out there, even in a cinematic landscape littered with aliens and X-Men. Giving each character an intro — even a very short one — is a smart idea. Still, given that Vin’s only line is “I am Groot,” it’s weird that we don’t hear any instance of it at all in this clip.

And then here’s Drax, which is a much better intro than the Groot vid:

Here’s Gamora, which also features a bit more footage of Karen Gillan as Nebula:

Most of the footage in this Star-Lord video is stuff we’ve seen in the trailer but there’s a bit of new stuff:

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in the US on August 1, 2014.

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.

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