The first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy is now online, after making its debut last night on Jimmy Kimmel… and it is incredible. It plays as a great introduction to both our new team of heroes and the intergalactic setting of the movie.
With a director like James Gunn, a decidedly less heroic team of heroes and our first, ever deep space setting in a Marvel movie, it’s been clear that Guardians will be a unique entry to the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. But they’re going ALL IN with this one– Guardians not only shows off some cool otherworldly creatures and environments, but it’s without a doubt the funniest and craziest Marvel trailer yet.
The teaser does a great job of establishing our characters and setting the tone of the movie, which feels absolutely perfect both for the source material and James Gunn’s sensibilities as a director. In addition to the rundown of the Guardians, we get to see the Nova Corps, a glimpse of Ronan the Accuser, Nebula, and a new look at The Collector, and everything is just as bizarre and badass and perfect as I was hoping for.
I can’t wait for August 1st, when this one hits theaters.
And here are some screen shots from the trailer: