Birth of a MEGA FRANCHISE: The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Is Here!

Birth of a MEGA FRANCHISE: The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Is Here!

[UPDATE: Official Trailer #1 Released]

Throughout the last few years, Disney has demonstrated phenomenal restraint in their trailers.  Opting for a slow build rather than unleashing story details and surprise characters months before release.  Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was especially impressive choosing to focus on the new faces of the franchise in the teaser.

This year, Disney has done a spectacular job promoting their tentpole releases with Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story delivering solid trailers.  Trailers that do not give too much away.

With 2017 on the horizon, Disney has begun releases trailers for their biggest movies.  If this new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy is any indication, we are in for another year of a fantastic trailers with minimal spoilers and a lot of eye candy!

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I’ve always been excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but I truly didn’t realize the extent of my excitement until I watched this trailer.

By the time Guardians 2 hits theaters in May 2017, it will be nearly 3 years since the first film exploded onto screens world wide.  That film proved that Marvel could launch a franchise that featured an entirely new team of fringe superheroes.  The Guardians of the Galaxy are not The Avengers.  They are something completely different and that’s why it worked so well.

James Gunn was tasked with a seemingly impossible mission:  To introduce us to the cosmic side of Marvel’s Universe and all the colorful possibilities that reside there.  Guardians of the Galaxy is a masterclass on how to balance a whole new world with a compelling story.  He even managed to sneak in our first real glimpse of The Mad Titan Thanos!

I believe Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the most fun blockbuster fans will have in 2017.  That’s saying a lot considering we are also getting Star Wars Episode VIII, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League and Wonder Woman…  You know…  To name a few.  I’m not saying those movies WON’T be fun.  I just think Guardians Vol. 2 has all the ingredients to become an incredible sequel that could be MORE entertaining than the original.

The Guardians are one of Marvel’s most important properties.  The second fans caught a glimpse of Marvel’s dysfunctional galactic family, we’ve all wondered when they will finally meet Earth’s mightiest heroes.  That possibility makes the upcoming Infinity War that much more intriguing.

If they unleash a trailer for Thanos’ big Infinity Stone party and it ends with a shot of Peter Quill cracking jokes with Tony Stark?  I’m fairly certain my brain will explode.  That’s the power the Guardians have thanks to ONE movie.  Imagine how big this franchise will be if Volume 2 is 1/10th as good as we all expect it will be!

Guardians of the Galaxy is already a big franchise but it has an opportunity to become something greater.  This trailer is the first concrete evidence that something greater is definitely possible.  A MEGA Franchise will emerge on May 5th, 2017 and I can’t wait to see it.

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