Latest Marvel superhero movie is in cinemas from July 31

A new trailer for superhero movie Guardians Of The Galaxy has been aired on US TV.

The minute-long trailer, which can be seen below, features snippets unseen in the previous five trailers for the new Marvel franchise. It’s directed by James Gunn, whose previous credits include Slither and Super.

The ensemble cast includes Bradley Cooper, John C Reilly, Glenn Close, Vin Deisel, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace and Chris Pratt.

Based on the comic-book series of the same name, the story revolves around an unlikely alliance of superheroes, including talking tree Groot (Deisel) and fearsome raccoon Rocket (Cooper), gathered together in prison by rogue pilot Peter Quill (Pratt). They need to protect a powerful orb coveted by a gang of villains led by the psychopathic Ronan (Pace).

It’s the tenth superhero franchise launched by Marvel and is released in the UK on July 31.