Check out Star-Lord’s deepest, darkest secret in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer

No secret, I’m very anxious for two big films in 2018. So much so that I’m almost fine skipping 2017’s entire slate. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of the few movies that has me thinking waiting through 2017 isn’t the worst idea.

Marvel Studios released its latest teaser trailer for the second installment of the Guardians and it looks appropriately crazy.

Beyond seeing Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot, we get our first look at a largely accurate take on new recruit Mantis. And I’m betting you’re enjoying that heart-sized crater in your chest if you didn’t smile watching Baby Groot in action. He’s one of the few characters Marvel could spend the majority of a trailer on and I’d be just fine.

And hearing Drax LOL over Star-Lord’s big secret was priceless. I’m still undecided if I’m in favor of a Star-Lord/Gamora romantic pairing, but I could see it working out if the story went that direction.

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I’m not even worried about how this ties into the greater Marvel Universe/Infinity War plan. The Guardians are a really fun team and I love their team dynamic. I would love to see them all rock their blue comic book attire at some point though.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 kicks off Marvel’s three big films for 2017 when it arrives in theaters May 5.