Guardians of the Galaxy GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Launches! written by Sean Gerber February 18, 2014 Marvel goes cosmic in the debut trailer for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Check out the video and reaction below. The humor with which Marvel has laced its films is immediately apparent in the trailer. Chris Pratt is very much in step with the role of Peter Quill, combining a consciously over-inflated ego with a little charm mixed in for good measure. We don’t hear anything from the rest of the crew unfortunately, but aesthetically, director James Gunn has undoubtedly captured the essence of the comics. Without a doubt, this is a full blown space adventure with intergalactic action sure to abound. For those not sold on that kind of thing, Chris Pratt and (once we hear him as Rocket Raccoon) Bradley Cooper will keep them laughing with playfully mean-spirited banter, but only with all due respect, of course. Meanwhile, Drax (Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) are sure to deliver ample-sized helpings of badassery. Oh, and watch out for Karen Gillan as Nebula. We don’t hear from her at all, but it appears as though looks will indeed kill when she’s around. Perhaps she’ll steal a scene or two like Antje Traue did as Faora in last year’s MAN OF STEEL. For most of the world, this footage is all brand new and an amusing introduction to the Guardians. For Comic Con and D23 Expo attendees, however, it might be a bit of a letdown to see very little from the film that was not already unveiled last July. Even so, it’s great to have these visuals available clearly, legally, and on demand. Launching the trailer on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! helped get it in front of some extra eyes that were not yet looking for GOTG. Hopefully, this was enough to get them intrigued for Marvel Studios’ biggest gamble yet. We nerds would not mind a little company on August 1, 2014 when GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY arrives in theaters. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Launches! was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Guardians of the GalaxyMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 15 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post GOTG: 3 New Images Today, Trailer Tomorrow! next post MMM Podcast #163: Hooked On GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY You may also like New Batch Of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... July 1, 2014 Complete GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack Details July 10, 2014 UPDATED: Get A Taste (Or Two) Of... May 16, 2014 Tour The Milano From Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF... August 6, 2014 Groot Wants You Back In Marvel’s GUARDIANS... August 15, 2014 ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ review... 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I imagine we’ll have to wait for the next trailer for all of that and to get any understanding of the plot. It’s clear though that Marvel is really taking the opportunity to introduce us to these characters and taking nothing for granted. They want everyone, not just comic book fans, to know, understand, and enjoy these characters. All in all, this was exactly what a first “teaser” trailer is supposed to be, even if the selfish fan in me wanted more. Thumbs up though! Can’t wait for even more! August can’t come soon enough! etourist I would have liked to have seen more of Rocket and Groot too but I think this trailer is smart focusing on the humor and Star Lord as the mainstreams way in to some pretty out-there characters. There was just enough of Rocket to show he’s the kind of character you’re likely to laugh with rather than at and respect him for being a bad-ass. Great choice of music too. Really sets the tone well. Looking forward to this film even more now. Michael Lalaian This was a fantastic trailer for the uninitiated, but for those of us who have watched the shakey cam comic con footage a dozen times, it’s not really anything new. That’s not a poor reflection on the film itself at all though, just get me to August 1st! T.J. I don’t think it’s going out on a limb to say that GotG looks unlike any other superhero film to date. And I think instead of asking our permission to be a novelty, GotG is just going to revel in it. I seriously can’t wait for this film. Robert Reineke Just some general thoughts. 1. What’s there is fun and funny. That’s mission accomplished. 2. They’re really selling Chris Pratt. 3. The trailer is edited to an inch of its life with scenes that clearly will have beats and room to breathe having their rhythm cut for a trailer. Some of the gags are going to play better in the movie and that’s perhaps a little bit of a missed opportunity. 4. This is clearly the first in a series of trailers. There has to be more introduction to the rest of the team. Oh, and to the plot and villain too. 5. Marvel did well waiting until they had some polished special effects to show off. Making a good first impression is important. T.T. Not knowing anything about The GotG comics and this being my first impression of it, this seems more like a really expensive spoof or a satire of a comic book movie than an actual comic book movie… and seeing John C. Reilly in there made me think of “Walk Hard: The Dewy Cox Story” which was supposed to be a satire about Rock and Roll music, and kind of funny now and then, but not really a big hit movie David Rosen The tone in the comic book seems very much like the tone of this movie, or at least this trailer. Both modern runs of the comic (the 2008-2010 Abnett/Lanning and the 2012 Bendis runs) have a lot of laugh out loud moments, although most of the comedy comes from Rocket and Peter Quill. That being said, it also has it’s serious moments and is serious when it needs to be. However, even in those “serious” moments, Rocket still makes jokes, usually about murdering people. Look out for his catchphrase, “Blam Murdered you!” I’m glad people are noticing the comedy because this is going to be a different kind of Marvel movie. You wanna see comedy, wait till Tony Stark meets Rocket. Comedy gold… Michael Lalaian I really hope there’s an opportunity in Avengers 3 for Robert Downey Jr, Paul Rudd, Chris Pratt and Bradley “Rocket” Cooper to be in a scene together. I can already see it. David Rosen I wanna see the original scene which was supposedly the end credits scene for Iron Man 3 in which Tony receives a weird distress call from space from Starlord, and he gets into his Iron Man deep space suit and blasts off to answer the call…oh what could have been. http://www.blastr.com/2013-5-13/iron-man-3-actor-says-we-never-got-see-original-post-credits-scene Adrian Edmondson Me likey , hooked on a feeling has been in my head all day Bob Marshall I think it looks awful, the humour just isn’t funny. I have zero interest in this one. stock Been a while, fellas. I’m enjoying the recent GOTG focus. I don’t like judging movies on trailers cuz its like judging a song on a single note, but since I have 0 faith in the new Star Wars movie being any good, I’m putting all my eggs in this basket. It kind of does have an extended Cantina scene feel, which I like. Sort of a “if u decided to leave with Boba Fett instead of Luke,” thing. Boba Fett?!!! Boba Fett?!!! Sorry, had to. As far as the music choice, I think, as a fan of the superhero genre, many would have been just as impressed if they played “Purple Rain,” West End Girls,” or “Karma Chameleon.” By that I mean I don’t think it really matters. We want this movie. I’m ok with my Dad’s music playing, but I do wonder why a guy who calls himself Star Lord is listening to it. Is he from that time-frame? And do people in space still say “A-hole?” Dewey Cox kind of takes me out of it a little, though I like him otherwise. I am looking forward to it, and hope to God its good. As prolific as Marvel is with these flicks, their last 2-IM3 and Thor2, were, IMO, only just better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. etourist I think the music choice really does matter and I’m surprised no one remembers that the song Hooked on a Feeling, accompanied the Dancing Baby meme of the mid to late nineties after it appeared (in several episodes) on the TV show Ally McBeal. I would expect quite a fair few of the mainstream audience would be familiar with the song from that. (Not to mention it’s just a great song). Also, if you grew up in the late eighties, early nineties you’d know those orange headphones where nearly as iconic as Apple’s white ear-buds. stock I’m with ya, E. Graduated HS in 84- hope that counts. But I never suffered an episode of Ally McBeal. I’ll let Han do that, if he’s willing. Point was, it didn’t matter because I think we all want to like this movie. But I would like to know why he’s listening to it, as a character point. etourist Say what you like about Ally McBeal but it did help Robert Downey Jr. through some real personal low points and he still won awards for his performance on the show – even if, he personally thinks his work was over rated (heck he even sang on the series, including a duet with Sting on ‘Every Breath You Take’). As for Star Lord – maybe he just likes his Dad’s music too 😉 The song is a classic though. Whenever it finds it’s way into something main stream it never sounds dated or out of place (to my ears at least)… and who doesn’t get ‘hooked on a feeling’?