A new international trailer for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” hints at the origin story for Chris Pratt‘s character, Star-Lord.
“I was only a kid when I left Earth,” Pratt’s voiceover says as a young boy appears to get abducted by aliens. “I had no idea what the universe had in store for me.”
Big things, apparently, as he sweet talks “a thief, two thugs, a murderer and a maniac” into stopping an evil from wiping out billions of lives.
“If we don’t’ protect the galaxy, who will?” Pratt asks in the new preview (above), a call to arms that motivates his outlaw gang to try and stop a mad man by the name of Ronan the Accuser.
Also fun? A little more character development for Groot — that big tree thing voiced by Vin Diesel. Not only does he like giving flowers to little girls, but he’s also a great mediator when Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) can’t stop bickering.
“Guardians,” directed by James Gunn, hits theaters on Aug. 1.