Must Watch: First Out of This World 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer

February 18, 2014
Source: YouTube

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

"They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy." Ever since the first footage from Marvel's forthcoming cosmic superhero ensemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, debuted at Comic-Con 2013, general audiences have been waiting for the first trailer. That moment has finally arrived, and the next Phase Two title from Marvel Studios looks like a ragtag sci-fi hit. Chris Pratt leads a team of galactic misfits, including a giant tree (Vin Diesel), a badass talking raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and two tough aliens (Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista). It's nice to finally see such exciting footage for this revealed (via Jimmy Kimmel) and they give us a good chunk to enjoy and ponder, too. This is a stop everything and must watch trailer, so fire it up.

Here's the first trailer for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, originally from Kimmel's YouTube:

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super). Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand. The Marvel Studios film arrives in theaters August 1st, 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Rocket Raccoon!! We can't wait for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and will be following this closely to release. Recap who the Guardians of the Galaxy characters are, and stay tuned for more updates @Marvel.

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I am fucking SOLD!!! Yes. It has a really awesome THE FIFTH ELEMENT vibe.

DAVIDPD on Feb 18, 2014


You nailed it. Very fifth element meets firefly with a dash of Han Solo.

Jon Odishaw on Feb 18, 2014


Which is essentially the best possible combo one could ask for.

Matt Stuertz on Feb 18, 2014


Ooooh, maybe now that Disney owns Star Wars AND Marvel, they will reveal that Star Lord is actually Han Solo and Princess Leia's great great grandson!

Matthew South on Feb 19, 2014


wow, I am so excited for this. I didn't know if they could pull this off but man it sure does look great.

IamSlave on Feb 18, 2014


what??.. the teaser trailer was better 🙁

Leo Ruin on Feb 18, 2014


I've never read a GOTG comic, so I really don't know what to think. It certainly has a different vibe from the other MCU films. Looking forward to this movie now. One thing I was happy about was that Rocket Raccoon looked pretty legit.

Gohikeone on Feb 18, 2014


This looks absolutely terrible... I really don't appreciate the humour and tone. The CG anf FX are cool, but that's about it...

illsystem on Feb 18, 2014


then get the f*ck out of this chatroom.

JBrotsis on Feb 18, 2014


Wow... harsh dude... I am allowed to express my opinion aren't I? I am sure that I am not the only one who thinks this looks cheesy...? Especially since I am a fan of the comics

illsystem on Feb 19, 2014


Yep, also this is not a chatroom 🙂

DavideCoppola on Feb 19, 2014


I'm 100% up for it. We've never really seen this kind of snarky tone brought to a heavy sci-fi/space opera type of film. Nobody is getting called "A bunch of A-holes" in Star Wars or in Asgard.

Chris Groves on Feb 18, 2014


Well at least we know they are gonna earn a huuuuuuuuuge bucket of money...children are going crazy right now...

dawko on Feb 19, 2014


Marvel makes their films for all ages...that certainly isn't a counter-productive mind-set when it comes to making big, successful films.

Chris Groves on Feb 19, 2014


Mickey Mouse knows the power of children - they watch the trailer, get super excited, parents, who don't have much time for their children will take them to see it because they are gonna cause less trouble, plus parents can relax a bit. BTW. After watching Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 on BR, I am so happy that I didn't have to pay for a cinema ticket. Avengers is still the only Marvel movie that deserves the good ratings and the box office 🙂

dawko on Feb 20, 2014


If you say so...I'm a big fan of everything Marvel Studios has put out...some films more than others, but to me they are the definition of a great night out at the movies.

Chris Groves on Feb 21, 2014


Stop lying to yourself. You know you'll be lining up on opening day.

Trey Wilson on Feb 18, 2014


The Collector!

Dominic Simpson on Feb 18, 2014


Love Is Not Enough... actually

Reznik on Feb 19, 2014


You're saying Benicio Del Toro's character's name is "Love is Not Enough?" Boy, was I off.

Chazzy on Feb 19, 2014


Amazing! a fun trailer who sets the tone of the movie and doesn't really tell something about the plot. Come on, is a movie with a racoon and a tree kickin' ass! in 3D. i'm so there

toonfed on Feb 18, 2014


...did i mention Zoe Saldanha?

toonfed on Feb 18, 2014


...barely dressed...

ProjectionistHP on Feb 19, 2014


... bews...

capitandelespacio on Feb 19, 2014


SIIICCKKK!! Possibly Ronan at 1:59?! From what was shown, I'm stoked Star Lord is going to have a smartass attitude towards people with authority and even though the first trailer didn't reveal Rocket talking, it's still great to see a little flavor to his personality spitting on the floor.

JBrotsis on Feb 18, 2014


Yep, looks like Ronan!

Paul K. on Feb 19, 2014


Crazy, weird, looks like such a great blend of so many things...and none of them are 'typical cookie cutter summer movie'. Just as Gunn's "Super" was a superhero movie that still managed to be fresh, unique, and subversive in it's own right...this seems like it will be much of the same. Although obviously in the context of still being a big summer blockbuster. I feel that this one is going to surprise a lot of people. Disney's marketing and the Marvel name will bring people to the party, but I think when people see how fresh the film is, then word of mouth will carry it.

Chris Groves on Feb 18, 2014


I will keep saying this, but it took some balls for Marvel to make a film centered around D-List characters. In awe they (most likely) pulled it off.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2014


Loved it. Star lords dope. Happy to see something different from Marvel.

Snowmanfloza on Feb 18, 2014


Different is exactly the word, and execution is the key. A walking, talking, bad-ass raccoon shooting guns - That can either be the worst idea ever of the best idea ever. It could be 'so crazy that it just might work'. Judging from this trailer, it seems that they've nailed the execution of the film. Now it's only a question of whether it will click with audiences.

Chris Groves on Feb 18, 2014


Damn. I had absolutely no interest in this, other than James Gunn. Now, I'm all over it.

grimjob on Feb 18, 2014


know what you mean, although i probably played this trailer just to find Karen Gillan, but now i'm actually interested in seeing it. have to admit i like the vibe: fun but not patronising, flashy but not empty. sold! i did find Gillan in the end, but boy does she look different (1:54 and 1:58).

son_et_lumiere on Feb 19, 2014


She is definitely less Amy Pond-like.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2014


Once again Marvel demonstrates it can make Sci-Fi/Superhero movies fun, exciting, and mesmerizing. I know, it's only a trailer, but it certainly falls in line with what they've been bringing audiences in the last 5-6 years, even if for only 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Can't wait to get a full 2 hours of it.

Quanah on Feb 18, 2014


Awesome trailer! This movie looks better then I originally expected it would look from the trailer.

Sean on Feb 18, 2014


Unofficial sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Tyler Hayes on Feb 18, 2014


This actualy looks pretty great ... This might be the one phase 2 movie I love ... ROC

cabo on Feb 18, 2014


I jizzed creamed all over this. And it felt good 😀

redskulllives on Feb 18, 2014


I just jizzed Tony Stark amount wads.

Trey Wilson on Feb 18, 2014


just wanna see that raccoon shooting.

Quynh Truong on Feb 18, 2014


Hmmm...with not much knowledge on these Marvel characters I wasn't sold till yesterday with the prequel 15 seconds and now this 🙂 Can't wait !!!!

Steven on Feb 19, 2014


This looks like a great sci-fi space opera and not something based on a comic book. Not knowing the material everything so far has intrigued me all the way up to this trailer that blew me away. Can't wait!

Armitall on Feb 19, 2014


Expect nothing more than just another Disney cartoo....i mean, epic action movie.

dawko on Feb 19, 2014


Great Trailer!! They already talking sequel in phase 3.

Justo on Feb 19, 2014


Can't believe this is the same guy from Parks & Rec... He definitely had some training! I'm hooked on a feeling... to go watch this opening day!

Neuromancer on Feb 19, 2014


This looks like a family adventure movie, why do they feel the need to inject humor in all these superhero movies is beyond me, they all end up with the same tone wich is fine if you are 15yo but if you want something a little more grounded and plausible, nope, no can do.. Was really looking forward to this but im so sick of this shoehorned humor that is actualy putting me off for good on these types of movies, i think there is a place for kids movies (disney etc) and theres a place for some grow up sci fi, and its not like this humor is funny either, i hate the humor on thor 1, but this trailer even stops the scenes so ppl can laugh just like in a sitcom.. what the hell? The hooked on a feeling song makes this look like a parody of a real sci fi movie that never came out.. thats what they are going for, jesus christ.

hellcomestoall on Feb 19, 2014


So... you know this is based on a "comic" book right? Take it easy Debbie downer. Not everything can be Leaving Las Vegas.

avconsumer2 on Feb 19, 2014


The movie has a talking raccoon in it. Not exactly a serious movie.

Shawn Dryden on Feb 19, 2014


So what? LOTR has gollum in it, it still has a serious tone, and its a fantasy setting, they arent making jokes 24/7 like on this trailer, im sure the kids will love this movie, i just wanted it to be in a different tone, also there have been 2 writing points of view of these comics, and none of them were this goofy, at all. My problem is that these movies are trying to capitalize on the wallets of the parents that bring kids, and not worried at all that the rest of the public with half a brain doesnt want to hear sorry excuses for a joke every 2 min into a movie. I will not see it based on this trailer, im sure many of you will enjoy it, but i will voice it out, or you just want to hear how everyone thinks this is great and all? If the meal isnt up to the snuff on a restaurant i will complain, i dont want future events to repeat themselfs (these kind of movies) because i care about half decent cinema, and these blockbusters are going downhill with this so called humor and tone. Its turning into a kiddy fest. Its such a wasted potential, the movie as some incredible shots on some places, and its even dark at points from a visual point of view (wich isnt at all in line with this humor) its like it was going to be like i thought would be, but some producer came along and said, wait lets make it "MORE TATICAL " just like this new robocop, lets make it more humorous, lets bring some jokes in, and turn this into a comedy/adventure setting, not even EP II and III were this goofy and those movies werent great to begin with.

hellcomestoall on Feb 19, 2014


I didn't say you couldn't voice your opinion. I understand your sentiment but I think for these type of movies to be accepted they need to be self aware, and a talking raccoon is just silly, especially considering their world is relative to our world. The LOTR is in it's own universe. Hobbits are fantasy, but a deranged, mutated, tortured hobbit (Gollum) isn't silly. I will say that I do think the balance is important. Too many jokes can undermine the movie.

Shawn Dryden on Feb 19, 2014


While I haven't read the comic, everything I have read about them and about the characters points to a much more humorous tone so so far it looks like they are keeping the tone of the source material. And your restaurant analogy doesn't really work. You're judging the film based off of a 2 minute trailer. Staying with your food analogy, that's like a little kid puttig a small amount of food on the end of thier fork and barely touching their tongue and saying that they don't like it. Some movies are good and some are bad and I really hope this is good but it's bad I will say so. Just not after 2 minutes of clips.

Chris Skalicky on Feb 19, 2014


Just stop, nobody cares about what you have to say.

Angry Lester on Feb 19, 2014


1st of all, i will stop whenever i want and not because you asked, 2nd if you are that much annoyed by my posts you can you know, go on with your life. Obviously ppl care, they are replying, and im replying to them, we are having a discussion, do urself a favor and steer away from it if you dont have anything produtive to say about it.

hellcomestoall on Feb 19, 2014


BUT we are replying to you for this discussion , because we think you're taking the wrong angle on this . maybe it will end up corny overall , and whatever humor the book had won't translate . However , isn't that the complaint we ALWAYS have about CB movies ; that they don't reproduce the book and its characters faithfully enough ?? So if one is apparently trying to , give it a break . Until you see the whole thing , at least . Or get a solid review from here .... also maybe comparing LOTR and Marvel isn't that easy or fitting , as Disney and HBO have very different mission statements . And very few comic books were ever as violent as those movies/books

Dominic on Feb 19, 2014


It DOES look different from any CB movie so far .. Maybe because they are painted as anti-heroes , saving the galaxy while on the run from police ... Ya gatta just be happy we CB fans have Hollywood by the balls right now . Since they can't make a blockbuster to save their balance sheets Without Us . cause Now , a quirky Superhero move can get finanaced , and it doesn't have to be a Supes/Bats clone of a movie ...

Dominic on Feb 19, 2014


If you've ever picked up an issue of the comic, you'd know that this tone is very much in keeping with the source material - which is so far from "grounded and plausible," haha. If that's what you're looking for, wait for Interstellar.

Ali Miller on Feb 19, 2014


Wrong hill to die on with this argument. The trailer tone is spot on with the source material. You have valid points but not with GOTG.

97point6 on Feb 19, 2014


Looks entertaining and fun, but still a jumbled mess judging by this trailer. I guess they're still shooting, so there's a lot missing in terms of what the hell this movie is about....but the machine gunning raccoon is worth would be fun if the Guardians were in Avengers 3.

TheOct8pus on Feb 19, 2014


Actually, this pretty much matches the way the comics are. While serious at times, the GotG comics really are fun comics, and are nothing like, say, Batman. The comics know when to be witty and when to be serious, and this trailer seems to be showing that too.

Haku on Feb 19, 2014


Well...I'm in. Slither while grotesque was pretty funny. Super was...well different. This however looks pretty fun. Gonna go watch Galaxy Quest...after work. I totally have a job...honest.

Xerxexx on Feb 19, 2014


Different. Yes. It was a "one and done" for me. I enjoyed it, but it was a hard watch. Loved Slither. Enjoy Galaxy Quest, after "work" of course...

grimjob on Feb 19, 2014



Xerxexx on Feb 19, 2014


I'm the opposite, I own Super and watch it once or twice a year(like most of my movies) while Slither was a fun one and done.

Chris Groves on Feb 21, 2014


That's funny, exact opposite.

grimjob on Feb 21, 2014


Yep, each to their own. I really dug Slither and I'm sure I'll watch it a few more times over the years, I just didn't have the urge to go out and buy it like I did with Super.

Chris Groves on Feb 22, 2014


I have the urge to buy Slither, just haven't done it.

grimjob on Feb 22, 2014


Karen Gillan looks amazing. i cant wait to see the movie.

mgazo on Feb 19, 2014


Looks to be the first Marvel movie that can run with out the Big Hero Names....

shane willett on Feb 19, 2014


Technically that would have been Iron Man, who was only a second tier hero at the time of hs movie release. Not many people aside from comic readers really knew much about him, but the film was huge success. Iron Man has never been as big a hero as he is now.

Haku on Feb 19, 2014


Technically your'e speaking from the point of a non-comic book reader, because you would know Iron Man is a Stand Alone Character who has had over thousands of comics printed, over 12 volumes spanning from 60's until now, Guardians of Galaxy had small Stand Alone runs, most of there stories involved only miniseries 1-6 issue runs and also crossed with Avengers in a few of there stories. So Iron Man is just as big as Hulk, Thor, Captain America, maybe not Spiderman, but they did a Dare Devil movie and that Character hasn't had success since early 90's ... so as for different Marvel stories GofG is new breed dude...face it, your just a movie go'er not a comic nerd, I grew up in a comic store... GofG were never big only the Infinite Gauntlet and a few small crossovers, these are O.G newbies, but again, more people liked Iron Man and knew who he was compared to most Marvel characters... who's the big ones to you?

shane willett on Feb 19, 2014


Big Hero names, to me at least, are defined by how well they're known OUTSIDE the comics; heroes who are recognizable, at least in some part, by even those who don't read comics. Even if you've never read a comic book or seen a comic book movie, you would at least know heroes like Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Hulk, Captain America. Wonder Woman, along with many others. I define Big Heroes by how well people know them on whether or not they've read the comics. Iron Man, before his movie, was only a second tier hero. Not many non-readers knew who he was, what he could, or what kind of hero he is. now while I didn't grow up in a comic book store like you, I actually am a comic book reader; I knew who the Avengers were LONG before any news of the MCU came out. I knew who Iron Man was, who Thor was, I knew about Hawkeye and Black Widow and SHIELD and all of them. Hell, Doctor Strange was one of my favorite heroes growing up and Deadpool was a staple in my High School years. I was merely just talking from a non-readers viewpoint. From a non-readers POV, Iron Man was something new, something that I wouldnt never have seen unless I had read comics. He's in very few media outlets aside fromm comics and the MCU films, it'd be very rare to find anyone who really knew who he was before his first film. This is because Marvel, while a great rival to DC, doesn't have as many ICONIC heroes aside from the really big ones like Hulk, Spiderman, Captain America, and the X-Men. I say that Iron Man was the first Non Big Hero for Marvel to do because Iron Man didn't fit (I think we can both agree that he's been a Big Name Hero for at least the past several years to the non-comic readers) into my, along with many other people's, definition of "Big Hero Names." Unless someone would have actually read comics like us, they wouldnt have known much, if anything at all, about Iron Man. So yes, I'm talking from the view point of a non-comic reader, because when it came to someone like Iron Man, you couldn't fairly look at it from any other. He wasn't as iconic as Spiderman, so to someone who doesnt read comics (i.e. most people who actually watches comic book films), Iron Man wasn't a Big Name hero. I'm with you that this is the first Non Big Hero film in a while (to me, since 2008 with Iron Man because he wasn't a Big Name hero to me, even if I did know him), especially since even most Die Hard Comic Fans (regrettably, even me) didn't know much about Guardians of the Galaxy before the film news came. However, I did my research on them and now I can safely say that I'm definitely a fan. Hopefully this film starts a pattern for some lesser known (at least lesser known to non-readers) heroes to start getting films; I personally would love to see a Booster Gold movie from DC, and I'm VERY excited to hear more news about the rumored Dr. Strange movie that Marvel has in development. So... there's your answer. To me, Big Hero names are heroes who people can recognize regardless if they read comics or not. I am indeed a comic book reader like you, although maybe not as big as one since I didn't get a chance to grow up in a comic store, and I knew about Big In-Comic characters like Iron Man long before his film came out. My favorite heroes are Dr. Strange, Deadpool, Aquaman (really love the New 52 version. The King of the Seas is finally getting some respect), Booster Gold, along with Groot from GotG. You're an avid comic reader who grew up in a comic store, what were the big heroes to YOU?

Haku on Feb 19, 2014


Rocket Racoon looks bad ass!!! Too bad Dave Batista is in it.

Angry Lester on Feb 19, 2014


Come on , what's wrong wit Batista? I'm sure Drax the Destroyer won't be a tough role for someone who pretends to ( in real life it's very rough and dangerous) destroy people all the time. Say you got a better actor. Even another wrestling actor. The Rock. Why waste acting skills on a deadpan killing machine? The rock for Luke Cage, peace.

The Walking Cuban on Feb 19, 2014


Agreed. Give him a chance before disparaging the man.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2014


For real B. I mean think of it this way: if Tom Hardy were to play Drax, he could emote, show off muscle, even use his real voice! Contrary-wise, were Batista to play Bane in tdkr, he'd've had a gimp mask, his old letterman, and a voice something like a mix of Ricardo Montalban, Darth Vader, and Mickey Mouse. Beside all this, it would have matched his religion: he's a Bat-ista. He'll do great as Drax. The trailer says so.

The Walking Cuban on Feb 19, 2014


Bautista actually has halfway decent acting chops, especially for this kind of role. He was perfectly fine in The Man With the Iron Fists and Riddick, and I'm sure James Gunn was able to get a better performance out of him than RZA did.

Chris Groves on Feb 21, 2014


admittedly I wasn't so pumped for this, until now! Out of this world adventure, alien dream team, and wise-ass remarks.... and one bad-ass, Raccoon? Heck, I'm down!

Paulie Alnanzio on Feb 19, 2014


This is probably the direction that DC should have taken Green Lantern. Not the heavy, mythological, drone-fest that they released under the guise of being a light-hearted, Ryan Reynolds-helmed flick.

Joshua Addisson Roach on Feb 19, 2014


Yes, I think DC should have just went for the whole Cosmic story line and less Earthbound.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2014


The coolest thing about this teaser................................was NIN playing in the background!

Rock n Rollllll on Feb 19, 2014


That got me going for sure, a reminder of how I felt when the first Avengers trailer broke.

OfficialJab on Feb 19, 2014


Ahhhhh, indeed.

Rock n Rollllll on Feb 19, 2014


Pratt smells like he got a splash of the Downey Jr. cologne...........his stock is about to soar high up into the Galaxy!

PikeyOneil on Feb 19, 2014


It's called Sex Panther.......the cologne is illegal in 9 countries. Studies show 65% of the time, it works every time. I heard its made out of bits of real panther too.

Rock n Rollllll on Feb 19, 2014


Stings the nostrils.

Xerxexx on Feb 19, 2014


He smells like Bautista's...

Akirakorn on Feb 22, 2014


Troll fever!

JudgeMethos on Feb 19, 2014


Quite lovely! Can NOT wait! Giggity giggity!

JudgeMethos on Feb 19, 2014


Considering the source material isn't even very serious, it would make sense to make a movie that follows the same path. Not every super hero movie has to be a "dark, gritty, look I'm sad but heroic, everyone hates me even though everyone loves me, no one understands my pain except maybe the guys I'm punching" hero movie.

Haku on Feb 19, 2014


^You're preaching to the choir dude!

Fidel Reyes on Feb 19, 2014


Did anyone else notice the shoe shiner from Parks and Recs is RIPPED!? Nice going Mr, Pratt

Christian Wamsley on Feb 19, 2014


Rocket really hit the gym too.

Rock n Rollllll on Feb 20, 2014


Uga Uga Chaca Uga Uga Uga Chaca!

Fidel Reyes on Feb 19, 2014


For a movie with a talking Raccoon in space, it does look pretty good. Really wasn't sure how that was going to work.

Carpola on Feb 19, 2014


Could be interesting.

cobrazombie on Feb 19, 2014


This is by the same studio that cast Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, and everyone said "Whaaaatttt??" I'm thinking they might be on to something here! Bring it on!

Bart67 on Feb 20, 2014



Aj Meadows on Feb 20, 2014


Serious is relative. I'm sure they are telling a serious story for their cosmic-based tale. And if Nolan's Batman was so serious and "real" the whole driving Bruce Wayne bankrupt ploy would have failed. There are rules and regulations and such.... very fantasy like for a Nolan film.

Richard Abella on Feb 20, 2014


Yes, a grown man running about in a caped bat costume and speaking in a ridiculous gravelly voice should be taken very seriously. Guardians will absolutely rock.

sabretruthtiger on Feb 20, 2014


Are you seeing this, Sony? No. Of course not.

Cal J. on Feb 20, 2014


Right, James Gunn for Deadpool.

Carlo on Feb 20, 2014

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