With Captain America: The Winter Soldier on the horizon, Marvel Studios have mainly been focusing on promoting that superhero sequel, leaving many to wonder when exactly they’ll turn their attention to this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Well, following the release of three new stills, the first trailer for the movie has now been released (after debuting on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the US) and it looks like we’re in for something very special indeed come August 1st. As well as offering up a new look at each of the main characters in action, the footage gives us an idea as to what to expect from the tone of the James Gunn helmed movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy brings together the unlikely team of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) as they break out of prison in a quest to find a mysterious artefact…an orb which many believe is one of the Infinity Stones! That of course should set them on a collision course with Thanos, the villain spotted at the end of Avengers Assemble.

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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Be sure to check back here later for a rundown of the ten most notable moments from this new trailer!