A brand new trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has just been unveiled, featuring a wealth of new footage.
Several new characters are introduced but it is the main villain who clearly stands out. We finally got our first look at Ayesha the High Priestess and her Sovereign race, who are all covered in gold.
Played by Elizabeth Debicki, Ayesha was created by Len Wein, David Kraft, together with Herb Trimpe, and was often referred to as either Paragon or simply “Her” in the Marvel Comics. In the clip, Ayesha can be seen greeting the Guardians coldly when she asks, “Just who the hell do you think you are?”
Director James Gunn previously commented about this central villain, saying, “Ayesha is the golden High Priestess of a genetically-perfect people called the Sovereign. She’s not a woman to be screwed with – she, and her entire world, are extraordinarily deadly“.
Interestingly, The Enclave (a group of scientists) who created Ayesha, also created “Him”, who is also known as Adam Warlock. For those that don’t know, Adam Warlock is the character in the comics who possesses the Soul Gem, the final Infinity Stone.
Check out the new batch of movie stills below:
Of course, the 1-minute promo also includes newest crew members: Yondu, Nebula and Mantis. Expect to see plenty of badass cosmic action, quippy one liners (Welcome to the frickin’ Guardians Of The Galaxy), and baby Groot.
The synopsis of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is as follows:
“Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their new-found family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) February 5, 2017
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is slated to hit US theatres on 5th May 2017.