Hands down, Baby Groot is the star of the first “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” trailer.
With its May release date fast approaching, it was only a matter of time until we saw some concrete updates from Marvel’s oddball space-action franchise.
Today we got just that as the movie’s first poster and mini-trailer were uploaded to the web, and boy effing howdy does this movie look like it’s going to kick major Groot.
James Gunn, who wrote and directed both “Guardians” movies, uploaded the movie’s first poster to his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages in preparation of the mini-trailer’s release.
In case you missed it, Baby Groot also makes a small cameo on the poster.
Yes, yes, in case you missed it… pic.twitter.com/vlGYBBtQn0
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 19, 2016
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista and Glenn Close are all set to make their return in “GOTG2.” Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel are also coming back to voice Rocket and Groot, respectively.
Sylvester Stallone is the most notable addition to the franchise, securing a mystery role in the sequel. Kurt Russell will also be making his “Guardians” debut as Ego The Living Planet.
The entire internet has joined forces to communally freak out over the trailer’s release.
Me after watching the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser.
*Ooga Chaka-ing intensifies pic.twitter.com/S1TatUmLmN
— Andrew Blanchard (@AndyTheBlanch) October 19, 2016
— Angela (@Chomprawrmoo) October 19, 2016
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 sneak peak just came out. My body is ready. #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2
— Scheiffer Bates (@ScheifferBates) October 19, 2016
If there is one winner from the trailer, though, it’s CLEARLY Baby Groot.
— Mr.Syndicate (@ProSyndicate) October 19, 2016
— Scott Wampler (@LimitedPaper) October 19, 2016
This about to be classic. Look at baby Groot smiling at the gaping hole in somebody chest! pic.twitter.com/WJrpqfwiIu
— D (@DrakoTsunami) October 19, 2016
Marvel is going to make 100 trillion dollars off this little tree alien.
I guarantee you there is some conference room on the studio lot full of executives lighting cigars on fire and popping champagne with giant swords — you know, fancy people style — because they’re all celebrating how much merchandising money they’re going to make off this thing.
It’s got the kickass-ness of The Iron Giant character with the cuddly-ness of those Minion things children are obsessed with currently.
Plus, it’s wearing a leather jacket.
Baby Groot on Rocket’s shoulder is this year’s BB-8.
“Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theaters May 5, 2017.
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