Guardians of the Galaxy’s main character, Peter Quill, was abducted from Earth in July of 1988, meaning that the last Super Bowl he ever saw was Super Bowl XXII between the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos (Washington handily won). 29 years later, Star-Lord himself is part of the Big Game — the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just dropped.
The version of the spot that aired on TV wasn’t the full trailer, which came out on YouTube right when the trailer ended. The minute-long preview mostly showed off the members of the Guardians, and confirmed some new additions to the team without a shadow of a doubt. Yondu, Quill’s old Ravagers boss, has joined the squad, along with Gamora’s formerly evil stepsister, Nebula. A newcomer and fan favorite, Mantis, has also joined the team.
The trailer also revealed that Baby Groot says fuck.
Earlier in the day, director James Gunn hinted that the highly anticipated trailer for Vol. 2 would drop very early into the Super Bowl. “I’m going to start watching Super Bowl stuff at about 3 PST. Just sayin’” he tweeted, coyly. And indeed, the trailer premiered before the National Anthem.
Check out the extended version of the trailer below.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled for a May 5 release date.