The first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy hints at a movie that offers some goofy sci-fi fun. This may be Marvel’s riskiest film project yet. Unlike X-Men or the Avengers, Guardians isn’t terribly well-known outside comic book geek circles. Disney will have to figure out how to market the movie to mainstream audiences, which could be difficult. When your movie stars a giant talking tree and a raccoon with violent tendencies, you can’t expect audiences to just show up. But the trailer does a good job of introducing the characters and establishing a light-hearted tone. I’ll see it just for the chance to see Chris from Parks and Rec make out with a green-skinned hottie.
Here’s the trailer: