Monday, February 6, 2017

Extended GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Super Bowl Trailer Reveals Ayesha

Well, at least Drax tried.

Once again, Disney/Marvel took advantage of America's most-watched sporting event by promoting the next Marvel Cinematic Universe film during last night's Super Bowl.  The 30-second TV spot was just as thrilling as the New England Patriots' comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, showing us more from James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2However, a spiffier extended trailer was immediately released online, with a full minute providing even more anticipation.

Opening to the classic rock goodness of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain", we find the Guardians brought before a new villain, Ayesha (played by Elizabeth Debicki).  Ayesha asks the Guardians, "Just who...in the hell...do you think you are?"

Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) replies "Well...", which is immediately followed by multiple fleeting images of the Guardians in outer space action.  We see glimpses of new team members Yondu (Michael Rooker) with a more traditional Yondu headfin, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) in awe at how cute Baby Groot is, and Nebula (Karen Gillan) unleashing a battle cry as she swoops down in some sort of fighter craft.

Yondu, however, is apparently a little freaked out by Baby Groot and asks Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) what Baby Groot meant by "I am Groot."  "He says welcome to the frickin' Guardians of the Galaxy..." replies Rocket.  "...only he didn't use frickin."

In the final scene, the Guardians stand assembled, but a fireball abruptly comes down from the sky and takes out Mantis.  "Look out!" cries Drax (Dave Bautista), far too late after the fireball has already struck.  Drax looks up at the astonished others and says "I tried, guys."

If you'd like to check out the one-minute extended Super Bowl trailer, you can view it below thanks to Marvel Entertainment's official YouTube account...

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

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