This July, people attending San Diego Comic-Con got their first look at #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2. Unfortunately, the footage was not made available for fans who weren't able to attend and, considering the movie hits theaters on May 5, 2017, we weren't holding our breath for an official trailer any time soon. Well, rejoice everyone, because the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been classified.
The BBFC (British Board for Film Classification), have rated the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated sequel and, thanks to an image, we know how long our first look will be:
That's not all, though. The trailer will come out in 2D and 3D. When trailers are classified, they usually take just a few days after to be released, which fits perfectly with the release of Doctor Strange. So, with the teaser so close...
What Kind Of Teaser Should We Expect?
With superhero movies, there are, for the most part, two types of teasers. One that gives away very little about what happens in the movie, sometimes consisting of just a scene or merely leaving us with a tonal impression, the other one being full of action and exciting moments that can give us several clues for the plot — if not give away too much of the plot entirely.
So, in which of these categories will our first Vol. 2 teaser fit? We might have an idea if we look back at previous #Marvel trailers. When the first Guardians of the Galaxy teaser dropped, it included the now iconic prison scene and several bits of action. That alone seems like a pretty good indication of what we'll be getting, however, we are dealing with a sequel and Marvel likes to be much more inclusive of the plot for their second-parters.
A big example of this is the first Age of Ultron teaser. While the footage in it wasn't exactly spoiling most of the big moments, we did get a much better sense of what would be going on during the movie, as opposed to the very first Avengers trailer:
What Will We See?
Some of the most exciting aspects of Vol. 2 are the inclusion of Mantis and the reveal of Star-Lord's father, who we now know to be Ego, The Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell. Both of these characters showed up in the Comic-Con footage so it's very likely that, while we won't be getting such an extensive look at them, they will make their presence felt.
Guardians of the Galaxy connected so well with audiences because it was a superhero movie that had a storyline you could get attached to. But more than that, it was the characters that hooked us, right from the first trailer:
Considering the majority of audiences aren't hardcore comic book fans, we can assume Marvel will give us a look at Ego and a hint for the storyline to reconnect casual audiences with Peter Quill's journey.
Plus, let's not forget that Marvel's ability to give us awesome and exciting teasers that have us comic book nerds jumping up and down, so I have no doubt we'll get to see Mantis interact with the rest of the Guardians in some form or another. With that said, all of this new insight into the movie needs to be handled carefully so...
Is It Better To Show Plenty Or Just Enough?
A big trend for modern sequels is to unnecessarily make everything bigger and try to replicate what made its predecessors so successful. It's the same thing with trailers, even in the #MCU. It's common for movie studios to give us a bigger look into what will be happening to hype us up. The things is, we don't need to be hyped up with bigger action, more explosions or spoilers for Vol. 2. We are already in love with Groot, Rocket, Gamora, Drax and Star-Lord. And yes, we're even in love with Nebula, too.
This teaser needs to show us how it's keeping what made the first movie so successful: Its perfect blend of heart, action and comedy but with a new storyline, different situations for the characters and, as mentioned above, a taste of the newcomers. But what do you think?
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Which new character are you most excited to see in GotG Vol. 2?