Extended trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy introduces more characters and new footage

It’s only a matter of weeks now before Guardians of the Galaxy makes Marvel’s “cinematic universe” truly universal with a cosmic adventure that pits a ragtag group of misfits and criminals against a villain that threatens the fate of everyone in the galaxy. For those who just can’t get enough early footage from the film, Marvel has released a new, extended trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy that offers a few more scenes, a lot more comedy, and even the first look at another character appearing in the film.

Blending together extra footage from some of the previously released scenes — like the “That’s not a real laugh!” sequence with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) — and a few altogether new clips featuring Ronan (Lee Pace), Gamora (Karen Gillan), and various other characters, the extended trailer actually does a nice job of offering up something new for fans who crave more without giving too much away for the more spoiler-sensitive fans. One particularly noteworthy element is the debut of The Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker as the blue-skinned alien Yondu around the 2:22 mark in the preview.

The new trailer also offers more of the great music that has been bringing the film some attention. The full soundtrack for the film went online last week, and it’s worth a listen for any fans of classic pop music from the ’80s and earlier.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro.

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