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Our favourite Guardians Vol. 2 trailer moments that are off the chain

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It's time to fire up the mixtape and pair up with your favourite talking raccoon (OK, that might be difficult) because the new Guardians Vol. 2 trailer has arrived, promising the same blend of irreverent humour and rocking hits that made the original such a hit. Here's our favourite moments from the trailer.

The Chain

So Guardians Vol. 2 has a lot to live up to in terms of its soundtrack – the first one hit us with a seamless pop onslaught of The Jackson Five, David Bowie and loads more, the end result being the best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

Still, beginning this new trailer with the Fleetwood Mac classic (inaugurated by a cut to the unfeasibly adorable Baby Groot) is a hopeful indicator that we can expect some great music in the sequel, plus it immediately sets a tone of badass bravado. Fingers crossed we'll hear it in the movie itself.


Meet Ayesha

With the previous movie's big bad Ronan out of the picture, it's time for striking, golden villainness Ayesha (played by The Night Manager's Elizabeth Debicki) to step up to the plate and give our central squad something to worry about.

Given she's promising to "clean up the universe" we can't imagine she'll be easy to negotiate with. And Rocket (Bradley Cooper) really ought to be more careful about giving her the side-eye.


Baby Groot!

Not much to see here: just a shot of the pint-sized character eating what appears to be a bowl of M&M's. Who needs more?


Pelvic sorcery

Another brief moment but it seems like we'll be picking up with the flirtatious chemistry and dancing between Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana). With which song will he attempt to woo the green-skinned badass?


Drax

Dave Bautista's irony-free bruiser immediately launched into our all-time-favourite comic movie characters and now he's back – and appears to be pretty much the same. We're happy with that: who else could get away with the line "die, spaceship!" whilst wielding a massive plasma cannon?


Nebula

She only appears briefly but Karen Gillan's returning baddie gets possibly the best line, disparagingly observing of the Guardians: "All you do is yell at each other... You're not friends".

Shots fired! Are we to assume she will exploit the weaknesses in our unit? Well Drax appears to be taking a leaf out of the Vin Diesel Fast & Furious handbook when he retorts: "We're not friends... We're family."

That sort of gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.


Meet Ego!

It's all been building to this moment: the reveal of Star Lord's mysterious pop as played by legendary Escape from New York actor Kurt Russell.

As has already been confirmed he's human, rather than the literal living planet of the comics, but we love the emphasis on "dad" rather than "father" in the greeting addressed to his son. It's sort of like a slackerish inversion of the classic Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader scene. And we love that.


What are your favourite moments from the Guardians Vol. 2 trailer? Send us your responses @Cineworld and get ready for the film's release on 28th April.