Humor has always been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but always in measured doses and not in such a way that it takes away from the story. Guardians of the Galaxy appeared to change that trend, as every bit of promotional material they gave us seem to indicate that we’d be getting a film that more resembled Welcome Back, Kotter than The Avengers.
Thankfully, Marvel has released an international trailer for GotG, and this version seems more in line with their previous output:
Brendon Connolly over at Bleeding Cool thinks this trailer has a Firefly feel to it, which I can see. And I also agree with him that this is a good thing.
I’m also tickled by there being more Rocket Raccoon in this version. It seems like Marvel realizes that Rocket is going to be the biggest thing to come out of this movie, and is playing that up.