Marvel Studios brought the house down at San Diego Comic Con as per usual (except for last year when they skipped). The excitement and anticipation was palpable, well, to the people the anyway. Everyone else had to live vicariously through Twitter and live blogs as Marvel presented for Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of The Galaxy 2. The latter won the night. After Ravagers – including a fully costumed Michael Rooker as Yondu – took the stage, Marvel Studios showed the first footage for it. Fans went nuts.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel are all back for another round as the Guardians. Pom Klementieff, who starred in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake is joining the team. She’s playing a new character named Mantis. Kurt Russell is also joining the cast. We did learn today that the film takes place just a few months after the first film ended. Elizabeth Debicki, best known for her role in The Great Gatsby is also starring in the film.
The footage shown included Baby Groot. More specifically…
Starting with a clip referred to as “Escape From Ravagers”:
-The clip features Yondu, Rocket, and Baby Groot (who looks like a toddler version of the twig at the end of Guardians) imprisoned by the Ravagers.
-The Ravagers mistake Groot for a harmless twig that is “too cute” to kill. Yondu and Rocket then proceed to have Groot fetch them Yondu’s head fin (which controls his remote arrow) but Groot routinely fetches the wrong thing (including a severed finger and an office desk).
-Once Groot succeeds in reuniting Yondu with his fin, Yondu uses the arrow to kill the ravagers (aLOT of Ravegers) and escape the ship.
-Last up, Groot gets revenge (imagine a running and screaming six inch tall Groot in a jumpsuit) on a guard that wanted to poke his eye out earlier in the clip.
After the clip was the officially GOTG Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer:
A sizzle real of shots set Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”
-Star-Lord is shown gearing up for battle (his helmet re-materializing over his face) and blasting off.
-Gamora is shown leaping at that inter-dimensial creature and stabbing it with… her sword.
-Rocket is shown once again spinning in circles firing guns – this time with Groot on his shoulder.
-Drax is shown standing on an alien planet looking up and saying: “Screw Spaceships” (that’s a metaphor) and then, in a different shot, stabbing an organic looking wall repeatedly.
-New Guardian, Mantis, is introduced to the team.
-Ego (Kurt Russell’s character) is revealed as Star-Lord’s father. Explaining that, before Peter Quill was born, he took human form and met Quill’s mother. Drax questions if Ego’s human form includes a penis, to which Ego replies: “Yes, Drax. I do have a penis. A pretty good one too.”
Based on the footage and the crowd reactions, it sounds like Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is will live up to the hype of the first one. And oddly enough, while GOTG 2 won the night, it also got the evenings first boos when it was announced the Guardians will taking over Disney Land’s Tower of Terror ride with – – Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: Breakout. Disney fans were not happy about that one.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blasts into theaters May 5, 2017
*Special thanks to ScreenRant for the footage description.