Spoiler alert: Kurt Russell is Star-Lord’s dad — and his hair is glorious.
The third (and by far biggest) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer has landed, and it is stuffed with all kinds of new goodies because, guess what? The sequel — and with it, the summer blockbuster season — arrives in just over two months.
We’ll get to all of what’s new here in a minute, but first, have another look at this baby, which Chris Pratt debuted Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!:
All right, you ready?
Let’s dive in.
Star-Lord’s classic Mattel handheld football game
With a few modifications that he made himself.
The greatest mobile game ever created has been repurposed, and it’s tracking that insane space-monster we’ve been seeing for a few trailers now.
Speaking of that monster, we are now finally seeing it in full 360-degree view as it’s coming in for a fight:
The Sovereign have ships — and lots of them
The Sovereign, as we know, are a superior race that has hired the Guardians to take care of that very monster, which has been ravaging their super-batteries. In the process, Rocket steals one of those batteries — so they come after them.
In force, apparently:
What a bunch of conceited douchebags.
Rocket’s new dart weapon
We’ve been seeing Ravagers being blown into the sky since the first trailers.
But now we know by why: Rocket, who starts out as a captive (but never stays that way for long) has discharged a packet of tiny darts that hit his enemies individually, then blow them sky-high as a group.
Someone is clearly delighted with his creation:
There will be dancing/pelvic sorcery
Maybe this is a dream-sequence, but then weren’t all the dances in La La Land dream sequences, too?
Point is, there is some Gamora-on-Star-Lord romance going on in this sequel, lest there be any doubt.
But just when you thought things were heating up — Gamora is firing on … The Milano? We’ve seen Gamora shooting that enormous shoulder-mounted weapon in previous trailers, but she seems to be using it to utterly deconstruct the Milano — Star Lord’s ship!
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats.
The koo-koo planetary landscapes are real
Mashable was there with a group of journalists who saw concept art like this during a visit to the Atlanta set last year, but it seemed almost too bananas to be true.
Clearly, it’s true.
They’re borrowing that “we’re family” thing from Fast & Furious
Yeah, well. It can’t all be original. And anyway, Vin Diesel is in it, so they get a pass.
And who can deny family.
HEY SPEAKING OF FAMILY …
… KURT RUSSELL IS STAR-LORD’S FATHER WHAAAAT
OK, OK, I get it. Worst-kept secret in all of Guardians of the Galaxy history, all-time.
But hey, it’s still pretty cool to see Russell say it out loud, with all that glorious hair.
Oh! And there was also a new poster.
And it is also glorious:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out May 5.