Guardians of the Galaxy may be one of Marvel's lesser-known franchises, but that's about to change. Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill, a space traveler who calls himself Starlord and fancies himself a "legendary outlaw." His unlikely team includes soldier Gamora (Zoe Saldana), feisty Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Dax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (Vin Diesel), a treelike humanoid. Together, they're the Guardians of the Galaxy, a team that intergalactic police officer John C. Reilly and his co-worker think are just "a bunch of a-holes." The full trailer has Pratt piloting a plane as well as a quick shot of his incredible six-pack — or is it an eight-pack? So much muscle.
Marvel is usually pretty good at infusing humor into its movies, but this looks way more comedic than any of the superhero films we've seen lately. I love Pratt as the lead here, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Benicio Del Toro as the mysterious "Collector." In any case, one thing is clear: soon you won't be asking who the Guardians of the Galaxy are. Check out the full trailer, set to the bizarrely fitting tune of "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede. The movie hits theaters on Aug. 1, so until then, brush up on your Guardians.