Star Lord Shows off Skills in New "Guardians of the Galaxy" Clip

MTV has unveiled the first clip from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," which demonstrates that Chris Pratt's wise-cracking Peter Quill -- "Star-Lord, man, legendary outlaw?" -- may not be the loser we've been led to believe. He definitely has skills.

The scene will be familiar, as it opened the first trailer for director James Gunn's space adventure released in February: Peter Quill, looking much like a futuristic Indiana Jones, snags a mysterious orb, only to be interrupted by Korath (Djimon Hounsou) and his men. However, the trailer moved on before fans could see Star-Lord don his mask and make his daring escape from the chamber.

Unfortunately, that's all of the new footage MTV has to offer; the rest of the clip is simply a montage from the trailer.

Opening Aug. 1, "Guardians of the Galaxy" also stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace and Benecio Del Toro.

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 Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace is 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.

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