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We already knew Star Lord would be stealing an orb, the goodish guys would be captured by Nova and we'd all be "hooked on a feeling" by the time the title would stretch the screen. But this latest clip attempts to tease just a little bit more about what's becoming this summer's most anticipated blockbuster.

First, roll the tape.

Pretty great right? Let's talk about what we learned...

#1 Star Lord has got some gadgets.

Peter Jason Quill (AKA Star Lord) went into that tomb fully prepared--actually, more prepared than he seemed in the trailer. He's not just stumbling upon this orb, as evidenced by the fact that he had some kind of magnetic field that allowed him to steal the orb from its barrier. Oh, and he was fully prepared to escape at a moment's notice. Glad to see that he's as competent as he is rambunctious.

#2 Guardians of the Galaxy will be one of the most self-aware movies you'll watch this summer.

The clip is really just an extended scene between Quill and Korath the Pursuer, his...uh pursuer. But the movie pokes a little fun at itself by making this the centerpiece of its advertising campaign thus far. Think about it.

Who are you?

Star Lord.


Legendary outlaw? Ugh, forget this. (Proceeds to being awesome).

We can easily liken this exchange to one the trailer is having with us, the audience (many of whom were seeing this trailer for the first time right before Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

What movie is this?

Guardians of the Galaxy.

What is that??

Ragtag team of galactic outlaws? Ugh, forget this let's just show you how awesome we are (Rocket and Groot proceed to being awesome).

It's a not-so-subtle nod to how novel these character will come across to general audiences and how Marvel is confident enough in the fact that they are awesome enough to get your attention anyway.

#3 Yes, Star Lord's helmet will be a big deal.

This was the fault of the trailer, which made it seem as if Quill would be under-utilizing his trademark helmet (though the dual-wielding pistols were never in danger). This clip alleviates these fears by showing off Star Lord's red-eyed visage (in slow-motion, no less).

#4 The next clip/trailer will almost definitely feature a different guardian.

This was also implied by the last trailer, but even more so with this clip, which goes out of its way to do a slideshow of the rest of the guardians following our time spent with Star Lord. Expect the next promo to introduce to heavily showcase Gamora, Drax, Rocket, or Groot. We're hoping Groot.

[Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) battles for our affections on August 1.


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