After some teaser images and a 15-second sneak peek were released earlier this week, the first official trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ premiered last night on ‘Jimmy Kimmel LIVE’. The late night talk show host expressed his love for comic books and their adaptations before bringing out star Chris Pratt to unveil the long-awaited footage. And mere minutes after it aired on ABC, it hit the web courtesy of Kimmel’s YouTube channel. Check it out below, followed by a synopsis of the story, to get hooked on a feeling:
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 Peter 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.
Basically, we got a much more polished version of the San Diego Comic-Con trailer, but that doesn’t take away from the awesomeness contained in those two and a half minutes. Since the Guardians are largely an obscure corner of the Marvel Universe in general, no one really knew what to expect out of this upcoming Phase Two film. But based on the trailer, it looks like director James Gunn has a very unique and hilarious adventure lined up for us this summer. As we’ve come to know, Marvel Studios’ movies are always quite fun, but this one might take it to a whole new level.
Also, if you blinked while watching the trailer, then you would have missed a good look at Karen Gillan’s Nebula. The former companion of the Doctor is sporting quite the sinister appearance these days and the lovely people of the internet have already taken screenshots of the actress for the benefit of you who didn’t catch it the first time around. Here they are thanks to /Film:
So what do you think about the first trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’? Are you more interested in this ragtag group of space outlaws lead by an amalgamation of Han Solo and Indiana Jones? And what did you think of the interesting choice of music used in our introduction to the team? (Not gonna lie, I’m listening to ‘Hooked On A Feeling’ right now because I loved hearing it in the trailer.) Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ starring Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Rooker blasts off on August 1st, 2014.