If the first trailer for the interstellar action comedy was a tease introducing us to the rag-tag assortment of thieves, thugs, assassins and lunatics that makes up the titular team, this new promo delivers action, spectacle and the same swagger we've come to expect from what is shaping up to be not only another giant leap for the comic book crew, but also a whole lot of fun.
With Marvel gambling that less comic book savvy audiences have been primed by the likes of Iron Man and Thor to accept more out-there concepts, Guardians sends us hurtling into deep space to meet a very different gang of heroes. Well, we say heroes... We're introduced to American pilot Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), who finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing a mysterious stolen McGuffin orb coveted by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace).
Whilst in a prison, he meets an unusual suspects line-up of aliens including deadly green-skinned assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), hulking warrior Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), talking tree Groot (Vin Diesel) and gruff warrior Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper).
With Benicio Del Toro (Savages), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Peter Serafinowicz (Saun Of The Dead), Ophelia Lovibond (Mr. Popper's Penguins), Gregg Henry (Slither), Laura Haddock (Da Vinci's Demons), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond), Michael Rooker (Super) and Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) rounding out the cast, Guardians Of The Galaxy arrives on 1 August.