A few days ago Marvel fans were treated to an early holiday gift: A trailer for Marvel’s next blockbuster hit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The trailer was everything fans could have hoped for, as it played off several key elements that made the first film so great. The song choice of Fox on the run kept the same fun feel, and Baby Groot absolutely stole the show.
With the release of the first trailer, many fans are sure to be asking, how much longer until the film actually hits theaters? Well the answer to that question is May 5th, 2017. In typical Marvel fashion, they dropped the first trailer roughly five or six months before the theatrical release of the film. But at least we now get to enjoy Baby Groot being absolutely awesome for the next six months while we wait.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will pick up not too long after the first film. It will feature our favorite cosmic heroes, Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Drax and of course Baby Groot doing their thing, with Yondu and Nebula expected to be joining the team. The film will also be introducing Mantis as well as Star-Lord father, Ego the Living Planet.[embedit snippet=”kenny-ads”]
Not many plot points are known about the film, and the trailer did not really do much to help. The majority of the footage appears to be from earlier in the film, and did not appear to give anything vital away. While it will be a part of the MCU, Thanos is not expected to make an appearance.
Only time will tell, as the five month wait until the film premiere is going to feel a lot longer as the anticipation builds. Be sure to check out the trailer below to help pass the time!
One final note, I would like to make a prediction. The best scene in the movie, and very possibly in the MCU as a whole, will see Baby Groot kicking ass to the sweet sounds of a fun and upbeat 80’s tune. Just remember, you heard it here first.