Chris Pratt Gets Abducted by Aliens in New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer (Video)

And Groot says “Groot”

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.”

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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.

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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.