Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer sets Marvel record, plus Easter eggs

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had a new trailer released over the weekend, and it is Marvel’s biggest trailer ever. As for trailer in general, it comes in second after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. That’s great news for a film series based on the obscure comic books.

Here’s what director James Gunn had to say on his Facebook post:

“With 81 million views in its first 24 hours, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer is the SECOND BIGGEST TEASER TRAILER EVER (after Beauty and the Beast), and the biggest Marvel Studios Teaser ever! No kidding – I’m, like, floored. Thank all of you so very much for watching it (more than once), and sharing it, and welcoming Baby Groot and Mantis with open arms. Thanks for all your amazing reactions. Thanks to the wonderful folks at CCXP in Brazil where we debuted the trailer. And finally (yes, I know, it’s starting to become like I’m accepting an award – sorry BUT) HUGE THANKS to the smart and kind marketing folks at Marvel and Disney who put up with all my eccentricities during the teaser editing process. Honestly. You guys can’t imagine what they deal with. I’m a maniac. Now they’re gonna have to deal with it again as we prep the FULL TRAILER…”

Mr. Sunday Movies has released a new video showcasing the Easter eggs and things you may have missed. He talks about Abilisk creature seen at the beginning of the trailer, the music choice by Gunn, and many more.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.

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