Earth Comes Under Fire in This New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Clip
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominating today’s conversations on social media, you might’ve forgotten that there are actually other movies being released in 2017. There are many! In fact, some of them are even being released by the same studio! One such film — the little-known Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 — braved the onslaught of Star Wars talk to release a brand new clip last night, setting the stage for future films in the franchise (and turning one late night sidekick into a movie star in the process). While the attached video shows the full segment, I’ve queued it up the relevant part.
The clip originally premiered as part of a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (via Heroic Hollywood), where fan favorite — and Matt Damon nemesis — Guillermo spent a day on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The brief batch of footage, which highlights Guillermo’s acting skills as Police Officer #2, also shows a gelatinous life form attacking humans on planet earth. It’s a brief clip, but one that possibly sets the stage for a crossover between the Guardians of the Galaxy films and the rest of the Marvel universe in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films. After all, you can’t very well get Iron Man and Star-Lord on the same team if they’re on different planets, right?
Here’s the full plot synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2:
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
The film will blast its way into theaters on May 5, 2017.