It’s nice to live in a world where Chris Pratt will soon become a certifiable movie star. Following a trio of stills featuring the actor from next summer’s Jurassic World, today brings a new look at his first blockbuster, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Promising a fresh spin on their fairly tired structure, we’ve been looking forward to James Gunn‘s feature and this new trailer gives us no reason to stop doing so.
While we get to see a bit more of Peter Quill’s backstory, the real treat in this new U.K. trailer is more footage of Rocket Raccoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper. Showing off some of his humorous interactions, we’re quite liking the dichotomy of this group. With a cast also featuring Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro, check out the trailer below and a set of posters.
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy opens on August 1st.