Ooga-Chaka, Ooga-Ooga, Ooga-Chaka – The first look at the sequel to my favorite film of 2014 has just been officially released. Marvel Studios has given us the first teaser trailer/sneak peek at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So let’s recap this thing, and take a look at what we may have missed.
I should probably start by mentioning this: James Gunn has confirmed that this is not a teaser for a full trailer. It is its own thing. I would probably still call it a teaser trailer, even though Marvel calls it a sneak peek. But I digress. Let’s first note what was said in the trailer, even though it wasn’t a lot:
DRAX (Dave Bautista): There are two types of beings in the universe. Those who dance, and those who do not.
PETER QUILL (Chris Pratt): I get it, yes. I am a dancer. Gamora is not.
DRAX (Dave Bautista): You just need to find a woman who is pathetic. Like you.
PETER QUILL (Chris Pratt): Thanks, buddy.
DRAX (Dave Bautista): Do you need a hug?
PETER QUILL (Chris Pratt): No. No, I do not. Oh, I thought I said no.
DRAX (Dave Bautista): You’re welcome.
So, yeah. Not a lot to go through here. It’s basically just dialogue from a single scene. What is interesting, though, is that the trailer seems to be telling us that the romance between Quill and Gamora won’t end just because this film will be about Quill’s dad. Now, let’s take a look at the visuals.
This is very much the feel of Guardians of the Galaxy in one image. Something serious needs to be taken care of, but we’re going to have fun doing it. To me, this seems like something Rocket would write, but who knows.
“Who?” – This image just reminds me of the first film a lot. I have no idea what’s happening here, but it’s just a really nice shot of Quill, who seems to be ready to battle something or someone.
What’s happening here? Your guess is as good as mine. I believe Feige has already confirmed that Thanos won’t be in the film, so, yeah, this probably isn’t her up against Thanos.
This is the first time we’re seeing Yondu in the film. He’s walking with Rocket, but gravity seems to have been disabled – like when the Guardians escaped from Kyln in the first film. I don’t see the rest of the Guardians or Baby Groot anywhere, though.
Nebula is back! The last time we saw her she had teamed up with Ronan. Apparently, she’s a guardian in this film – but who really knows with her. She’ll probably screw them over somehow at some point.
What’s really interesting about these shots is that it’s only Gamora, Drax, and Quill. I’m guessing there’s a big reason for why Groot, Rocket and Yondu are absent. We’ll see.
Baby Groot – ladies, and gentlemen. Baby Groot. These two are the Han and Chewie of the Marvel universe, and it’s a great shot to end the teaser/sneak peek with.
I couldn’t be more excited for this film. The first film meant a lot to me for different reasons that I’ve gone over before on Marvelous Monday. I think this sneak peek was fantastic. I also love that they’re using Hooked on a Feeling again. It was a big reason why the marketing for the first film was so special, and you instantly think of these characters when you hear the song. The first film was fantastic – I can’t wait for volume two.
– Jeffrey Rex