WATCH: The new trailer (plus images) for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and a talking raccoon feature in the trailer for the sci-fi action comedy blockbuster
An extended teaser trailer for Marvel's upcoming blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy debuted on US chat show Jimmy Kimmel last night – you can take a look at it, along with a gallery of images, below.
What with the footage being billed as 'teaser', no major plot points were revealed, but we do know that the mysterious orb glimpsed at the trailer's outset is the MacGuffin at the core of the plot. What we did get is a solid introduction to the Guardians themselves: intergalactic warrior Drax the Destroyer (played by pro wrestler David Bautista); green-skinned assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana, sticking with sci-fi following Star Trek and Avatar); Ent-like tree beast Groot (Vin Diesel); bloodthirsty raccoon – no, really – Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper); and outcast Earthling Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord (The Lego Movie's Chris Pratt, taking on his second big leading role). Benicio del Toro, Glenn Close and John C Reilly round out the film's A-list cast.
Guardians of the Galaxy is due for release on Fri 1 Aug 2014.