New Guardians of the Galaxy BTS video features more interstellar action

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Apr 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

Marvel Studios has released a very cool behind-the-scenes look at its upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy flick.

The sneak peek aired on ABC during last night's new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy is the penultimate entry into Marvel’s “Phase Two” cinematic universe (which will culminate with Avengers: Age of Ultron before embarking into its “Phase Three,” kicking it all off with Edgar Wright's Ant-Man and then Captain America 3).

The one-minute video includes new footage as well as interviews with stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord/Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (Groot) and Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon).

Have a look:

The film centers on an unlikely group of characters who must band together in order to defeat a cosmic force of "epic proportions," which includes big bad villain Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and his equally big bad enforcer, Nebula (Karen Gillan).

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will rocket its way into theaters on Aug. 1.

(via SuperheroHype)