When Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters in August of 2014, it was clear that the film was destined to be a smash hit – the box offices from the opening weekend beat August release records, with a gross revenue of $94.3 million. Starring household name Chris Pratt in his role as Peter Quill, the film basically became an instant classic and was praised for its special effects, acting, costume and makeup design, and soundtrack, among other aspects. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel, and it looks like their wish has finally been granted.
On February 5th, otherwise known as Super Bowl Sunday, a new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer was released. The new installment picks up a few months following the events of the previous film and focuses on Peter Quill, also known as Star Lord, and his journey in figuring out the identity of his father, played by Kurt Russell. In an interview with MTV, Pratt commented on the plot line, saying, “”That relationship [between Quill and his father] is so important. It’s the major thread for Quill and his story in this movie. When James first told me about the movie, before Kurt [Russell] was ever a part of it, it just moved me to tears.”
The trailer, set to Fleetwood Mac’s song “The Chain,” features a few more guardians, including Fondu, Nebula, and Mantis. The roles are played by Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff, respectively.
The film is set to be released on May 5th, 2017.