Guardians of the Galaxy movie: Watch the second trailer

Watch Bradley Cooper star as a racoon in Marvel's lastest film

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The second trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been released, giving another glimpse at the zany film due to hit cinemas this summer.

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The film, directed by James Gunn, is based on a team of superheroes that first appeared in the 1969 comic book Marvel Super-Heroes.

Guardians of the Galaxy follows intergalactic adventurer Peter Quill, who finds himself the object of a bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the universe.

Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt stars as protagonist Peter Quill, alongside Zoe Saldana, who plays an Avatar-like creature called Gamora.

Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan stars as superhero Nebula, with Glenn Close making an appearance as a member of the intergalactic police force Nova Corps.

The film features a diverse group of characters, from a racoon called Rocket voiced by Bradley Cooper to a tree-like being called Groot voiced by Vin Diesel.

Scooby-Doo writer James Gunn has written the movie's screenplay, which he will also direct.

Guardians of the Galaxy is due to be released in UK cinemas on 1 August.