It’s been nearly two years since Guardians of the Galaxy left us with a Groot-sized hole in our lives and a touching final image of his baby version grooving to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”
A few hours ago, Marvel released a teaser-trailer for the franchise’s next instalment,Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which hints that more colourful adventures are in store for the Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his ragtag crew – Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). The film will not see the return of Thanos or the all-powerful infinity stones. Instead, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell are expected to feature in important roles.
Director James Gunn also gave some insight into the gang’s mission in the sequel earlier this year, when he revealed that they would take on a “multidimensional being,” seen in the opening shots of the trailer.
Judging by the promo, this one promises to be a popcorn-friendly crowd pleaser, with lots of sassy wisecracking by Cooper’s raccoon, Baby Groot hi-jinks and a killer nostalgia-driven soundtrack – how sweet is that song choice “Fox On The Run?”