Drax + Gamora steal the show in extended Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot

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Jul 16, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT (Updated)

With Guardians of the Galaxy just a few weeks away from release, Marvel is finally starting to dig into the team and spotlight some of the lesser-known players. After watching this, we’re pretty sure we’re going to love Drax and Gamora.

This latest extended TV spot, which debuted during the MLB all-star game, features a boatload of new footage focused largely on Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista). These two characters typically got the shorter end of the stick in the comic run the film is based on, but director James Gunn seems to have infused a good bit of character into the hardened killers.

If you’ve been worried about how wrestler-turned-actor Bautista would do in his role as the knife-wielding maniac Drax, this should assuage your fears, because he kicks ass and rounds out a few solid laughs. Saldana’s Gamora also gets some screen time, and it's easy to see why Quill is starting to crush on her.

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(Via /Film)