Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Now the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl spot runs through individual introductions for each of the characters, all set to the strains of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” (It’s the same song that played over the Comic-Con clips last summer.) Much of this is footage we’ve already seen before, but what the heck, let’s go over it again. Here’s Star-Lord.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

We get to see him making a dramatic leap. Don’t worry, he has a jetpack strapped to his back.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Flying with him are Rocket and everyone’s favorite tiny sentient tree, Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Next up is Gamora with the side-eye again. This seems to be from the forest scene we’ve seen teased in the other Vol. 2 promos.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Gamora may be really good at glaring at people, but that’s not all she does. Here she wields a giant freakin’ machine gun and screams a lot, presumably while mowing down a whole bunch of enemies.

Drax is his usual badass self. The shot of him leaping toward the Abilisk is not a new one, but it still looks so damn cool.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

“That was awesome!!” Drax might be the biggest Guardians fan of all, you guys. Although it’s worth pointing out that the last time we saw this shot, Drax was screaming, “Screw you, spaceship!” So which is it?

Another bit we’ve seen before: Rocket detonating a bomb to take out some Ravagers. This looks like it’s part of the same forest setpiece we mentioned above.

And here’s Yondu taking out some Ravagers, with an assist from Rocket and Baby Groot. You’ll notice he’s wearing what looks like a red plastic mohawk. It’s actually a prototype fin that lets him control a glowing red arrow. You can see that arrow doing a ton of damage behind him — it’s taking out Ravagers left and right while he, Rocket, and Baby Groot casually saunter down the catwalk.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Say hi to Mantis (Pom Klementieff), one of the new additions to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. She reportedly becomes very good friends with Drax, maybe because they’re similarly awkward people. According to Kevin Feige, Mantis “makes Drax look like the most world-savvy person there is, and it’s a tough thing to do and to be endearing, and [Klementieff is] pretty amazing at it.” Although she’s the right-hand woman to Ego (Kurt Russell), she hasn’t actually spent much time with other humanoids before.

Speaking of which, where the hell is Ego? When will we get to see him? He’s not in this TV spot, so maybe they’re saving him for the next full-length trailer?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Mantis may be kind of an odd duck, but there’s one way in which she is totally and utterly relatable: she’s as taken with Baby Groot as we are. “He’s so cute!” she coos.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

Here’s Nebula fighting… someone. The moment goes by too quickly to say for sure, but that green skin looks like Gamora. Later shots show Nebula fighting alongside the Guardians, so maybe this part is from early on. If I had to guess, I’d say this is the scene where the Guardians show up to take Nebula from the Sovereign. She’s probably none too thrilled to see them, after what went down in the last movie.

Is that a new ship for Nebula?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Super Bowl spot

And now, the real star of this show: Baby Groot!

As usual, all Groot can say is “I am Groot,” and it’s left up to Rocket to translate. In this case, he shouts something at Yondu, which Rocket helpfully interprets for him: “He says, welcome to the frickin’ Guardians of the Galaxy.” He adds, “Only he didn’t use “frickin’.” I’ll never not be amused by the way PG-13 movies try to work around the guidelines for foul language.

So, yes. It looks like this is the movie where Yondu will go from being a reluctant ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy, to a full-fledged member.

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