This morning we got a brief, 15-second glimpse at Marvel's upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy, but now it's time to see the first full trailer in all its glory. Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) stars as a pilot that finds himself working with a ragtag team of alien adventurers that include Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness), Bradley Cooper as a raccoon named Rocket, and Vin Diesel as a tree-like creature called Groot.
Written and directed by James Gunn, the film looks like it lands on the lighter side of the Marvel spectrum, and while the title may be familiar to comic fans it's certainly not as well-known to mainstream audiences as Iron Man or The Incredible Hulk (next year Edgar Wright's Ant-Man will also dive deeper into the Marvel catalog). A lack of audience familiarity may make Guardians a harder sell than Marvel's usual fare, but the company's impressive performance at the box office lately suggests there's hope yet. We'll see if audiences are ready to explore this new world when the film arrives in theaters on August 1st.
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