New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ trailer showcases fresh footage

Guardians of the Galaxy ship

Disney has sent over the latest trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the hotly anticipated adaptation of the strangest team you’ll ever have the pleasure of encountering. Do you need any more reasons to see this film? This trailer give you another two-and-a-half minutes worth of reasons to start lining up now.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron ManThorCaptain America andThe Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits Australian cinemas on 7 August 2014 from Disney.