Still Hooked On A Feeling1 of 12One of the superhero movies we’re most looking forward to in 2017 is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - so like many of you, we were understandably thrilled when the new trailer debutedover the weekend.
And while the first trailer and poster whet our appetites, the new trailer showed some new elements to the film, such as Baby Groot and Mantis, and shed some light on what to expect in the upcoming sequel.
We took all that and combined it with things we noticed in the first trailer and poster to come up with a list of everything we know about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Totally 80s2 of 12The influence of the 80s on the look of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster is almost immediately obvious. The image calls back to everything from Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders, to the cover of the Ramones’ self-titled album (we know – that’s the 70s), and the poster for John Hughes’ Pretty In Pink.
Along with the totally rad logo, it’s pretty clear where GotG Vol. 2 gets a lot of its aesthetic. And that makes sense, given that Peter Quill left Earth during the Reagan years.
And that's saying nothing of its new tagline... "Obviously." Apparently that's all the Guardians need to say about the upcoming sequel.
New Guardians3 of 12Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer/director James Gunn has said repeatedly that the film would add at least two Guardians to the team’s roster, later confirming that Michael Rooker’s Yondu would be one of those new Guardians.
He also said Karen Gillan’s Nebula would play a much larger role in this sequel, and from the looks of the new poster, she may in fact become a full-fledged member of the team.
But will the new recruits stop there? Or will Pom Klementieff’s Mantis also join the team? Her appearance in the newest trailer certainly pointed to a great dynamic with the rest of the Guardians, so it seems to be a given that they'll have plenty of scenes together.
Baby Groot Has A Grown Up 'Tude4 of 12Unsurprisingly, Baby Groot stole the show in the second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But it's his new relationship with Rocket that is more of a surprise, turning their dynamic on its head.
Now, with a hot-headed Baby Groot running around, taking down Ravagers and pushing the wrong button, Rocket has to be the responsible one. Sure, Groot has never exactly been the adult in the relationship, but trying not to prematurely blow up his new toys is new ground for Rocket.
All I Got Was This Lousy Shirt5 of 12Peter Quill has apparently made a trip to a T-shirt store since the first Guardians of the Galaxy, as his new shirt has a logo on it in a foreign language (we’re smart enough to admit we don’t know exactly which).
Did Quill stop off on Earth to pick up a graphic tee? Or are they carrying these kind of souvenirs on Knowhere now?
A new t-shirt isn't the only new wardrobe piece Star-Lord is getting in the sequel. The trailers have shown some new armor and gear as well.
Ravagers Revenge?6 of 12The Guardians and the Ravagers haven't always been on great terms, but according to comments made by James Gunn, it seems the space pirates are not fans of Yondu's new, more chummy relationship with the team.
Apparently, there's gonna be a mutiny, with the Ravagers turning on Yondu. This explains why Baby Groot is seen beating up a guy in familiar looking garb in the trailer.
Little Blue Men7 of 12Partway through the trailer, there’s a look at a group of unidentified aliens with a brand new look. Judging from context, they could be enemies of the Guardians, but their role in the film is still unclear.
What’s also unclear is whether these aliens are a brand new creation, or an updated take on an established Marvel species.
Planetary8 of 12The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer takes the crew of the Milano to new locales, including a forested planet which Star-Lord, Drax, and Gamora seem to be exploring.
But here’s an interesting idea – what if that planet is the only new planet we know for a fact is in the film? What if they’re actually exploring Ego, the Living Planet? Be pretty weird if Peter Quill were walking around on his own dad
On the other hand, his dad did walk out on him...
On The Milano, We Hug9 of 12Drax may have started out as the most reluctant member of the Guardians, but judging by his affection for Peter Quill in this trailer, he’s settled in nicely since the last adventure.
Drax may even have found a way to replace the family he lost to Ronan’s attacks in the Guardians, proving that Guardians of the Galaxy really is all about feelings.
But according to director James Gunn, GotG Vol. 2 isn't just about the family you choose. Obviously, Peter Quill's relationship with his father Ego, the Living Planet will be a centerpiece for the film, but Gunn has stated that the relationship between Gamora and Nebula will be crucial as well.
Splitsville10 of 12It seems as though the Guardians may have to split up at some point in this sequel, as the trailer shows two distinct groups making their way around the galaxy.
First, there’s Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax, who all seem to be exploring that alien planet, while Yondu, Rocket, and baby Groot are still somewhere in space.
No sign of Nebula yet, however.
Awesome Mix, Vol. 211 of 12After using an interesting remix of the classic "Hooked On A Feeling" for the first GotG Vol. 2 trailer, the Awesome Mix is back with The Sweet's 1974 hit "Fox On The Run."
But that's more than just a catchy song choice. Some may recall that an early trailer for Suicide Squad got some attention for mimicking the style of the first Guardians by utilizing classic rock in a trailer set to "Ballroom Blitz" by none other than - you guessed it - The Sweet.
We don't want to read too much into that, but it's still a fun nod to the way the superhero genre builds on itself.
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