Watch the Terrific Full Trailer for the Whedon-y 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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Watch the Terrific Full Trailer for the Whedon-y 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 19, 2014 | Comments ()

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Many of us have had our doubts about Guardians of the Galaxy, particularly those of us not as familiar with the source material, who felt incredulous about the fact that there was a talking, machine-gun toting raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) in this film, but honestly: The trailer assuages most of those concerns. It looks good. More importantly, it looks legitimately funny, and the casting of Chris Pratt makes even more sense now. It’s not just the muscles; it is the goofball Andy Dwyer sense of humor they wanted. James Gunn (Slither) seems very well suited to the project.

So, yes: After the trailer, it’s OK to be legitimately excited about Guardians of the Galaxy.

Not for nothing, but del Toro? Dude! And you have to pay close attention, but there are some quick shots of Karen Gillan with her head shaved as Nebula and Lee Pace as Ronan The Accuser.

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  • Marc Greene

    I wonder if this (if successful, of course) could be the start of a Marvel Cosmic line of movies. You get your Black Panthers, Ant-Men, Captain Americas, etc here on Earth and you get Thor, GotG, Ms Marvel, etc out in space. Missing in that suggestion is the FF and I miss them being in the Marvel Movie Universe because they often bridged that gap.

  • BlackRabbit

    QUASAR! Though folks will just say it's Marvel's version of Green Lantern-which is true, kinda.

  • Marc Greene

    Maybe if they focus more on the pew pew lasers and light sword aspects of the bands instead of the giant yellow fists, it could provide distinction. Also, nowadays Quasar is a woman

  • THAT is how you make a trailer! Sold.

  • Walt Jr

    John C Reilly. Count me in! Also, when will someone invent a cool forearm thingamajig I can press buttons and make stuff happen? Aren't we way overdue for those?

  • Ben

    This is pretty much everything I had hoped for.

    Also at 2:02

  • This is going to need excellent word of mouth to succeed. We all like it, but there's not a huge market there for this type of deep SciFi, especially without a major star. Even with the Marvel brand, there's no built in audience. I hope it does well.

  • foolsage

    It's not really deep sci-fi though; it's just "The Avengers", set in the Mos Eisley Cantina. I mean, Star Wars isn't "deep sci-fi" for that matter; it's fantasy, set in space.

    Granted, there is some crazy high tech stuff in "Guardians of the Galaxy" as we've already seen. Thanos and the Collector are both scientists that wield powers we'd call magical, following Clarke's Third Law. But the movie won't probably explain any of it to is, because the comics didn't. Why does Rocket look just like a raccoon from Earth? HE JUST DOES. SHUT UP. And don't let's even mention his old first mate Wal Russ, the talking walrus-like being.

  • It looks like deep, mythology-heavy sci-fi, which is why it'll need good WOM to thrive. That trailer seemed a lot more Firefly/John Carter than Avengers.

  • foolsage

    "Oh, I'm sorry. I - I didn't know how this machine worked."


    This is going to be awesome.

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    this looks like a million bits of fun. i've actually been anticipating this movie more than any of the other Marvel movies, just cause it might be their most out of left field offering. i hope it pays off, and i really hope the next trailer lets us hear Rocket and Groot speak.

  • BlackRabbit

    "I AM GROOT!"

  • foolsage

    Yes. Yes, he is.

  • amberdragonfly

    This has no right to look that good. Freaking movie tickets are expensive....

  • Green Lantern

    Okay...unlike "Avengers", which was an action movie with some funny bits, this looks like a funny movie with some action.

    Frankly I think it's about time for some balls-out goofytime.

  • John W

    Happy Happy Joy Joy...

  • Ryan Ambrose

    I'm now officially sold on Space Mugatu.

  • grr arrgh
  • theKelz

    This is the absolutely perfect gif for this trailer. Utter perfection. I giggled. Out loud.
    Scared my cat. Which made me giggle harder.
    So thanks for that.

  • Miss Jane

    August? How...unexpected...

  • DominaNefret

    Too much ooga-chacka, not enough Lee Pace. Never enough Lee Pace.

  • emmalita

    I'm so excited to see Lee Pace not playing a sparkle vampire or elf king. And there's never enough Lee Pace.

  • ed newman

    Based on the 15 second teaser trailer the other day I hoped this could be kindred to the Star Wars trilogy and I was excited. Now based on this trailer it looks more Fireflyish, so I am still excited but in a different way.

  • PoV Hector

    Yup, I'm pretty excited. I normally don't care too much abut trailers these past years, but this one still got me excited. Hopefully, they somehow connect this movie with the marvel universe and Thanos rising (Infinite gems and all that stuff)

  • foolsage

    The gauntlet is in the Vaults of Asgard ("Thor").

    The Tesseract ("Captain America", "The Avengers") is one of the Infinity Gems. It's also in the Vaults of Asgard now.

    The Aether ("Thor 2") is one of the Infinity Gems, and was given to the Collector.

    We know the Collector will be in GotG.

    They're certainly teasing us with the big story.

  • BTW, found this online...

  • AudioSuede

    That gif is going to get a lot of use around here, methinks.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I'd be using it right now if I knew how to upload a gif that didn't turn into a jpeg.

  • As it should be.

  • I'm more excited for this than I am for the Captain America sequel. Thank goodness this comes out in August so I have time to catch up on the source material!

  • Maddy

    I have no idea what any of this means but it looks awesome

  • Snath


  • Saw the trailer and immediately got the feeling this is going to go for the tongue-in-cheek mix of comedy and action that Zombieland and Hot Fuzz had.

    And that makes me really excited for this.

  • Kala

    I'm in.

  • Frank Berrodin

    Yea, great. Except now I will have David Hasslehoff's version of Hooked on a Feeling in my head all day

  • emmalita

    Yep. I saw the trailer last night and had a flying Hasselhoff in my head for hours.

  • Spidey Super Comments

    Im also just going to leave this here....


  • Target_Blonde

    I am going to watch the sh*t out of this movie.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    *throws credit card at monitor.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    WHY ISN'T IS WORKING?!?!? *sobs*

  • Samantha Klein

    Ok, NOW where's Lee Pace? *grumble*

  • He's the one with the helmet and the hammer holding up Drax near the end - Ronan the Accuser.

  • Guest

    Or the "Voice" of Rocket Racoon?

  • Guest

    1.Must you ruin things by calling them Whedon-y? Not everyone thought the Avengers was good nor does everyone drink the Whedon Kool - Aid.


  • DominaNefret

    I didn't think the Avengers was bad, but I also don't understand why everyone thinks it is the best-superhero-move-ever-made!!1!1!

  • BlackRabbit

    I'm curious-what was your favorite?

  • DominaNefret

    Aside from Sky High, which doesn't really count?
    Probably Captain America, which I really didn't expect to like as much as I did; especially with Chris Evans in the lead role. I like character development and story more than action, and both were very well done in CA.

  • Guest

    Agreed. It was blah, but I expected down votes since saying anything that questions the gospel of Whedon here is heresy.

    Pajiba is Jonestown for Whedon fans.

  • theKelz

    I think you spelled "Jaynestown" wrong.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    It's nice to see BJ Thomas getting some credit. I will totally have that song stuck in my head all day long.

  • Spidey Super Comments

    Loved every second. Need to see 2 things: "BLAM! I MURDERED YOU!" and I'm hoping the Nova costumes were only non battle ones. because we need this:

  • cruzzercruz

    Maybe they'll get Richard Rider in the sequel! Along with Adam Warlock and Moondragon and Mantis and all the other things I like that have left me single for all these years...

  • foolsage

    Thanos Quest.
    Infinity Gauntlet.

    Do it, Marvel. Come on. Do it. Do it. Do it. Do it. Do it.

  • emmalita

    If I want to start educating myself about GotG, where would you recommend I start?

  • Ben

    copying this from another forum where I got asked the same question.

    There are a couple of places you could start.

    First place to start
    you're super anal, Marvel Superheroes #18 from 1969 is the first
    appearence of the OG Guardians of the Galxay. They ran through the 70's
    there is also a Starlord comic that runs through that time as well. It's
    pretty safe to ignore this shit though, I've never read it and never
    really had a problem with it. The 70's saw the original incarnation of a
    lot of these characters though, Drax, Starlord, Rocket Raccoon etc all
    come from this time perioud in various cosmic comics.

    Second place to start
    you want more complete picture but not the most ridiculous one, the
    best place would be Thanos issue #7. That leads into Drax the Destroy:
    Earthfall a 4 issue mini, that then leads into Annihilation (A series of
    4 issue minis following 4 different characters wich the concludes with 4
    issues of just 'annihilation' that finishes the story)

    This is
    basically the begining of the reboot of marvel cosmic. It will introduce
    you to all the characters that become major players, and most
    importantly for GotG, Drax the Destroyer who becomes a major member.
    The events of Annihlation lead directly into Annihatlion: Conquest.

    Third place to start
    Conquest is another good starting point. It's like Annihlation in that
    it has the 4 issues minis for 4 different characters finishing
    annihlation conquest. One of the 4 characters it follows is Starlord,
    and this is basically the start of Guardians of the Galxay. It details
    how the original team is formed.

    Fourth place to start
    of the Galxay Vol 2 Issue 1. That's what will be collected in the new
    collection, you'll be missing a chunk of the back story but it's mostly
    not needed as they go over a bunch of the stuff again. Great comics,
    from all looks, this is going to be what the movie is based on.

    Fifth Place to start
    NOW! Guardians of the Galxay. The last lot of GotG finished with a
    story called The Thanos Imperative in 2011. There was a mini series
    after called the Annihlators that was pretty decent that had some of the
    characters in still. But that didn't last for long. It got
    rebooted/sequel again last year with a new Series bringing most of the
    old characters back. Honestly I've only read 2 issues of this and it
    wasn't very good.
    I don't really reccomend it.

  • cruzzercruz

    The bulk of their modern stories are collected in 2008's Guardians of the Galaxy #1-25. They have graphic novel releases of it over four volumes for sale. It's their origin as a team and an epic space opera.

    *For extra credit, the events that lead to the team's creation begin in the series "Annihilation: Conquest," which leads into Guardians, and ends with the mini-series "The Thanos Imperative." That trilogy of reads is pretty much everything about these characters in the modern era.

  • emmalita


  • Sam Underwood

    Annilhation, Annilhation Conquest, GotG #1-25 (Including War of Kings and Realm of Kings if you want to understand what is going on in the rest of the galaxy during 1-25) and then Thanos Imperative. Thats the main arc of Guardians. Can take a while but it is definitely worth it,

  • emmalita

    So where does Legacy fit into that? See this is why I'm not a comic aficionado. Too many volume 1's

  • Sam Underwood

    I take that back. if you mean item, that is Volume 1 of the 2008 Guardians run. featuring issues 1-6*

  • emmalita

    Yes. That's the one I got to start. Am I safe starting there?

  • Sam Underwood

    Yes. As in all comics, there is more that comes b4 that. But that is the start of a lot of great things. Start there go through V 2, 3, and 4. And then read Thanos Imperative which is the finale to that arc even if it doesn't have GotG title. Then if you want more, can go back to Annihilation & Annihilation Conquest as prequels to your GotG

  • foolsage

    Hrm. I have to say, I imagine the Thanos Imperative arc would be confusing without knowing the backstory on Thanos and the Magus. That's the Thanos Quest, Infinity Gauntlet, and Infinity War.

    Thanos, in addition to being one of the main villains in Marvel (and GotG) continuity, is also Gamora's adopted father. Oh, and he's the guy who was pulling Loki's strings in "The Avengers". He gave Loki the staff and the army, via one of his toadies.

    Comics continuity is one huge ball of string. Once you start tugging in one place, it always leads to something else.

    You can always just cheat and read the synopses on wikipedia though, which is one way to cleave that Gordian knot.

  • Sam Underwood

    There is always something that comes before lol. I understand what you are saying, but Magus's background is touched on in GotG 2008 1-25. Thanos, I feel like everyone who is willing to read comics knows SOMETHING about Thanos and his past already.

  • Ben

    Never read Thanos Quest/Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos Imperitive is fine to understand without it. All you need to know is Thanos wants to bone death and you're pretty much there.

  • foolsage

    Hehehe fair enough. There's the little matter of the Magus being Adam Warlock's evil future self, too, and the Soul Gem is wrapped up in all of that.

    Infinity Gauntlet is a great little series, well worth the read.

  • emmalita

    Ok. Thanks.

  • Sam Underwood

    Legacy if i'm thinking right, is from the Guardians of the Galaxy run from the 1990's, which featured an entirely different team. This team is from the 31st century and one of their members (vance astro) gets frozen and rip'd through a time fissure (as you will read in GotG#3) and ends up in 2008 with the current run of Guardians, in fact he gives the team their name. He says he is from the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket likes the name so much he starts calling the team that and it evolves from there.

  • Sam Underwood

    For the record, is the item I confused it for. I figured the 90'd run would be titled Legacy, it is not. This the first volume of the GotG title that ran from 1990-1992 and featured a different lineup than the movies as this team was from the 31st century.

  • BlackRabbit

    And hell, I'd be happy with a Starjammers reference or cameo....

    And Captain Universe, though that one may need some explaining.

  • BlackRabbit

    Marvel-using a talking raccoon to dig through people's expectation of garbage for something yummy! It's a metaphor!

  • jthomas666

    This trailer renews my belief in a benevolent God.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Is this Spaceballs in 2014? That's not an insult.

  • foolsage

    It's not a parody. It's Spaceballs, played straight.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yes, it is.

  • Steve Ward

    Exactly what I was hoping for. This has a very strong chance of instantly becoming my favourite Marvel film. There is no substitute for pure fun in a blockbuster-type film.

  • Steve Ward

    My only complaint - "A-holes"? Really? That joke would have gotten a much bigger laugh with the actual word.

  • Guest

    I thought it was perfect because it comes from Peter Serafinowicz.

    AKA: Duane - Spaced / Pete - Shaun of the Dead / Cut-Rate James Mason - Archer...

  • Sara_Tonin00

    The regal accent makes "a-holes" work for me. There's something appropriately prim about it.

  • cruzzercruz

    So far, the Phase Two films have had some saltier language than the first batch. I'm sure they'll give this one some more room to breathe.

    At the very least, the middle finger won't be censored, like at Comic-Con.

  • Steve Ward

    I loved the middle finger censoring. "Obscene gesture imminent / ALERT!" is one of the strongest gags in the trailer. Hell, now I think it's a fair trade off between that and "a-holes". Maybe the graphics weren't ready at CC.

  • Stephen Nein

    I'm hoping that was an ADR substitution for the trailer.

  • Batesian

    I like that it's "A-holes," actually. It fits with the UI obscuring Star-Lord's "obscene gesture." Basically, the Nova Corps is a bunch of prudes.

    And the Guardians of the Galaxy are just the ones to show them how to have fun.

  • foolsage

    Exactly! It fits the character to be prissy. The Novas are our foils.

  • That's how the line read at Comic Con. And if you notice his mouth, he says "a-holes".

    I'm hoping that gets changed though.

  • Steve Ward

    That was my initial assumption, but apparently this is how it screened at Wizard World and whatnot as well.

    Ah well, it's not a big deal or anything, but my reaction was "awwww, that was almost awesome" instead of laughing for ten solid minutes.

  • Dave Dorris

    Evidently that line was ad-libbed. Gunn thought it was funny and kept it.

  • Aaron Schulz

    Zoe Saldena is so hot it makes me slightly angry, i dont know what to do with this frustration.

  • bastich

    Would you be in the market for a bunk, or perhaps a nice fainting couch?

  • Mrs. Julien

    You don't?

  • cruzzercruz

    "I'm sorry, I didn't know how this machine worked!"

    My body is ready.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • Davis

    'whedon-y' Hopefully not i'm looking forward to this

  • Tinkerville

    I'm a huge Whedon fan but I actually agree. Whedon is perfect for the Avengers but Guardians of the Galaxy should have its own tone. The GOTG comics have a completely different style and humor that I'm ridiculously excited for, and I don't see Whedon-style as being right for it.

  • firedmyass

    Oh, honey... I hope you're at least pretty.

  • Davis

    I am thank you

  • firedmyass

    Oh thank god.

  • Wow, they made "Hooked on a Feeling" sound BADASS. That...pretty much sums up this entire enterprise, doesn't it?

    "Obscene Gesture Imminent"

    Oh, I am SOLD.

    EDIT: "1 Count Sex Crime: Illegal Manipulation of Gramosian Duchess"


  • Ofir Fishkin

    DC/WB is all like "Wonder Woman's too confusing for a movie!" and Marvel/Disney is all like "Here's a raccoon with a machine gun"

    — Brett White (@brettwhite) August 12, 2013

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