Baby Groot Steals the Show In New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2’ Teaser Trailer

blame it on JES7 December 3, 2016

Phase 3 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues to ramp up, after delivering the box-office, record-smashing films Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange earlier this year.

In 2017, Disney/Marvel is looking to once again take names major numbers at the box office, with three new films scheduled for the slate: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (May 5th), Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7th) and Thor: Ragnarok (Nov. 3rd) arriving in theaters.

The former, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, wrapped up principal photography in June, and based off fan reactions following exclusive footage shown at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, director James Gunn appeased fans with a teaser trailer in October.

With Comic-Con Brazil now underway, Marvel has let loose a brand new, 2-minute teaser trailer for the second installment in the intergalactic superhero team-up franchise.

While the trailer features more footage of the team’s core members, including Starlord, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer, the real star of the trailer, and perhaps even the movie is Baby Groot and his interactions with Rocket.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt (PeterQuill/Starlord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha) and Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet. Yes, you read that right. Ego the Living (talking) Planet is making his MCU debut in GoTG vol. 2.

(Sort of relevant) bonus video: Watch Chris Pratt (who reprises his role as Starlord in GoTG vol. 2) troll Graham Norton’s audience with a magic trick. The real amazing part of the video is Will.I.Am not knowing how to shuffle a deck of cards. Or not knowing that an “A of hearts” is actually called an “Ace of Hearts.” It’s okay guy, we forgive you. Not.