Marvel released a new trailer for “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2” today on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the studio teased the new trailer yesterday by offering-up a short preview of the video to get fans excited for the big reveal. The highly anticipated sequel is set to hit theaters this summer, but you can get catch-up with your favorite ragtag group of heroes thanks to the video below. You can also watch the video from Jimmy Kimmel’s official YouTube channel.
“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” was directed by James Gunn, who also directed the original 2014 installment. Gunn also had a hand in writing the script, along with Dan Abnett. Returning for the second installment are stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Also featured in the new film are Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Kurt Russell, Nathan Fillion, Glenn Close and Sylvester Stallone.
The first film was an amazing success for Disney, despite the film releasing in the beginning of August. Domestically, “Guardians of the Galaxy” made over $333M at the box-office, and the Marvel hit made over $773M worldwide before it ended its theatrical run. Disney won’t be taking any chances with the launch of “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” however, that installment is set to release in May. You can watch the new video below.
While the original “Guardians of the Galaxy” didn’t quite reach ‘Avengers’ level success (the most recent Avengers’ film made over $1.4B at the global box-office) the sequel is expected to topple the original’s earnings. The franchise has grown quite a fan-base since Marvel introduced the characters into the cinematic universe, and Disney even launched a “Guardians of the Galaxy” animated series on Disney XD.
The Guardians are also set to join their Marvel super-friends in “Avengers: Infinity War,” which will release in the summer of 2018, almost exactly one-year after Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters. The animated series will also introduced the Guardians to the Avengers this season.
If you need to set a reminder to buy tickets, “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” will premiere in theaters on May 4, 2017.