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Sunday, December 4, 2016

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Teaser Trailer Reveals Mantis


Baby Groot is happening, people!

Marvel has released the first teaser trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to the popular 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy from director James Gunn.  Gunn returns to write and direct the sequel, and this two minute, ten second trailer gives us our first good look at Pom Klementieff as the team's new member, Mantis.

Opening to the classic rock goodness of Sweet's "Fox on the Run," we open on some platform on an alien world, where the Guardians are fighting a big alien monster.  "The fate of the universe lies on your shoulders," begins Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) to the toddler-like Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) as Rocket points to a nasty-looking device. "Now whatever you do...don't push this button.  Because that will set off the bomb immediately and we'll all be dead."

Rocket asks Baby Groot to repeat back what he just said, which he does in his only phrase "I am Groot."

"No!" shouts Rocket angrily.  "That's the button that will kill everyone!  Try again."

Baby Groot repeats "I am Groot" over and over in response, only to point at pressing the button once again and cause Rocket to groan in extreme frustration.

We cut to a montage of the various Guardians members fighting aliens and flying in the middle of a spaceship battle before cutting back to the scene of Rocket and Baby Groot.

"Does anyone have any tape out there?!" asks Rocket.  "I wanna put some tape over the death button."

"Nobody has any tape!" yells Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) in response as laser fire is shown overhead.

"Not a single person has tape?!"

"You have an atomic bomb in your bag!  If anybody's gonna have tape, it's you!"

As Rocket and Star-Lord continue to argue, Baby Groot grabs the bomb and runs off with it, excitedly exclaiming "I...am...Grooooooot!"

"That's a really bad sign," quips Rocket.

We then cut to a second scene, this time inside a spaceship or base with Mantis, Star-Lord and Drax (Dave Bautista) as Gamora (Zoe Saldana) looks on.  "If I touch someone," says Mantis as she reaches for Star-Lord's hand, "I can feel their feelings.  You feel...love!"

"Yeah, I guess, yeah, I feel a general unselfish love for just about everybody," replies Star-Lord.

"No," counters Mantis.  "Sexual love."  When Star-Lord protests, Mantis points over at Gamora and exclaims "For her!"

Drax immediately bursts into loud, socially awkward laughter and points at Star-Lord.  "She just told everyone your deepest, darkest secret!"

"Dude, come on!" replies Star-Lord, embarrassed.  "I think you're overreacting a little bit!"

"You must be so embarrassed!" laughs Drax once again as he turns to Mantis.  "Do me!  Do me!  Do me!"

And here's the teaser trailer, thanks to Marvel Entertainment's official account on YouTube...




Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 5, 2017.

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