Less than a week away from the premiere of Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios has begun leaking the first bits of promotional material for Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2.
First was a “sneak peek” trailer that gives us glimpses of the reconstituted team with new additions Yondu and Nebula, as well as the adorable “Baby Groot” who is still growing back after the events of the first movie. The scenes show parts of what appear to be a few spectacular action-oriented set pieces, interspersed with Director James Gunn’s trademark humor that elevated the first film to classic status.
It is hard to glean much plot from the trailer, but certainly the attitude and sense of fun have made it intact from the first film.
Next, the first poster for the movie hit the interwebs. The black and white poster with a splash of red for the logo is very reminiscent of album cover art. That is most likely intentional. Music was so integral to the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, that the sequel is “vol. 2” in reference to the mix tape Quill was given by his mother that he discovered at the end of the first film.
The sequel is also adding newcomers Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russel and Pom Klementieff to the fold.
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 opens on May 5th, 2017.