Full Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer Flies in

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Following on from the new pictures yesterday (see bottom of the article), Marvel has punched the Guardians Of The Galaxy marketing campaign up a gear, sending Chris Pratt to US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live with the trailer, which has now arrived online.

With Marvel gambling that less comic book-savvy audiences have been primed by Thor and the rest to accept more out-there concepts, Guardians sends us hurtling into deep space to meet a very different gang of heroes. Well, we say heroes… We’re introduced to Peter Quill (who would rather everyone called him Star-Lord), played by Chris Pratt, taken from Earth at age nine and in possession of a mysterious McGuffin orb. He’s grown up into a cheeky, daring adult who pilots a ship called the Milano.

In a prison, he meets an unusual suspects line-up of aliens including Gamora (Zoe Saldana), a green-skinned assassin, Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), a hulking warrior, talking tree Groot (Vin Diesel) and gruff warrior Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper).

Yes, a walking, talking, gun-toting Raccoon. And a tree-man. And Peter Serafinowicz working with John C. Reilly! This is the wild world distilled from the Guardians comics by writer/director James Gunn and is shaping up to be a whole lot of fun.

The trailer is, for the most part, what was shown at Comic-Con last year, with some new footage of Rocket, Groot and the rest and with Pratt channelling his inner Han Solo. Everything gives off the feel of classic sci-fi serials welded to the Marvel sensibility for the requisite thrills and universe-building. It all comes across as big and a little daring and will hopefully live up to all that it promises. We’ll see when Guardians Of The Galaxy hits UK cinemas on August 1.{New Guardians Of The Galaxy Images}