Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer description: Director James Gunn explains why comic con clip isn't online

'It’s not something that I nor Marvel are comfortable with being out there'

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When Guardians of the Galaxy hit cinemas in 2014, people didn’t really know what to expect. Most analysts believed it would make a relatively lukewarm amount at the box-office thanks to the superhero team being relatively unknown among both comic book fans and the general public.

However, thanks to director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Salander, and Dave Bautista, the film was a surprise success, making huge amounts for Marvel and securing a sequel.

Unsurprisingly, with the first trailer for Vol. 2 having been shown at the San Diego Comic-Con, fans are ecstatically scouring the internet for information on the upcoming film. 

As already reported, Kurt Russell has been confirmed to be playing Star Lord’s father, Ego the Living Planet, who - although being a literal planet in the comic books - takes human form in the film.

Also at the Marvel Studios’ panel, a clip was shown, Deadline offering a description of exactly what happened. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 clip description

A full scene featuring Yondu (Rooker) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) escaping from a jail cell in what looks like a massive space station with the help of Baby Groot (that’s what they’re calling him this time out).

Groot it seems is being kept as a pet by the captors who declare him “too adorable to kill,” absolutely true by the way as he looks like something out of the Playstaion game Little Big Planet.

The captors are, alas, abusive to poor Baby Groot and once he helps Yondu and Rocket escape, he exacts delicious, adorable revenge on the leader.

The scene makes it clear Guardians 2 is leaning far more heavily on the “13” part of PG-13, with an impressive body count courtesy of Yondu’s whistle-controlled projectile.

According to other viewers, when Baby Groot escapes the Ravagers and finds Yondu and Rocket, he is instructed to find Yondu’s head fin which controls the arrow (seen in the first film). After routinely bringing them the wrong items, including a severed finger, he finally brings the fin which Yondu uses to kill a whole lot of Ravagers. 

After the clip was shown, a full trailer for the film was revealed. Set to Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” - a possible inclusion on Mixtape Vol. 2 - the clip opens with the Guardians attacking an inter-dimensional beast. 

According to ScreenRant: “Gamora is holding an alien rifle – which surprises Quill (who assumes swords are her go-to weapon). Gamora then chastises Quill for thinking she’d try to take on an inter-dimensional alien with a sword. The scene ends with the alien creature appearing in the sky.”

What proceeds is a sizzle reel, giving a spotlight to each character: Star-Lord is shown getting ready for battle, Gamora leaps onto the inter-dimensional creature (sword in hand), Rocket shoots in a circle with Baby Groot on his shoulder, Drax stand on an alien planet, looks to the sky, and says “Screw Spaceships”, Mantis is introduced, and - finally - Kurt Russell’s Ego appears.

In the latter clip with Russell, Ego explains he took human form to meet Peter Quill’s mother, Drax questioning whether this form included a penis, to which he replies: “Yes, Drax. I do have a penis. A pretty good one too.”

Since the clip and trailers were shown at Comic-Con, director James Gunn has explained why neither has appeared online. He explained in a Facebook live stream:

James Gunn on why the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer hasn't been released

"Of course, I want to share everything with you guys, it’s important to me to be able to do that. But here’s the thing: the footage we released at Comic-Con will eventually be seen by the public but in a more finished form.

It’s very early days, we’ve only been stopped shooting for a month… The visual effects are not finished. I am a perfectionist. People who follow me know that everything needs to be exactly how I want it to be to be seen in a film, so that it stands up to repeated viewings.

"And the truth is this Comic-Con footage… it’s not something that I nor Marvel are comfortable with being out there and standing up to repeated viewings. The visual effects just aren’t finished. If I do something, I want to do it 100% correctly.

However, to sit in the audience one time with an excited crowd and show them an in-progress piece of film, it’s a different story.”

Also shown during the Marvel Studios’ panel was a trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, a description of which you can read here. Meanwhile, Brie Larson was also confirmed as Captain Marvel and a new Doctor Strange trailer was revealed.

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