With James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy — the next film in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe — set to hit theaters in mere weeks, we’ve just about reached critical mass on the feature’s marketing, and it seems like we’re not going to see much more in the way of “new” material until the film itself arrives.
Unless, of course, you’re into Rocket Raccoon. Then we might have a little something for you, in the form of a brand new international trailer that provides the fullest look at Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper, who sounds as if he’s kept his signature laugh for the part while just so subtly changing his actual voice) and his copious battle skills we’ve seen yet. The trailer also provides a deeper look into Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord and his backstory (it’s kinda sad!), which adds some nice depth to all the fun that looks to be splashed up on the screen.
Take a look:
Rocket plays with bombs for fun. It’s no surprise that even this, the biggest glimpse we’ve seen of the rocket-toting mammal we’ve seen yet, still leaves a lot to be desired — if nothing else, people are going to want to see what else this little guy has to offer (oh, and to keep up with MCU completism, but that goes without saying).
In case you’re in need of a refresher, here’s the official synopsis for the film:
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 Quill 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.
The film stars Pratt, Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro.
Guardians of the Galaxy will open on August 1.
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