Three pictures have been released of water bottles with artwork of the characters from the movie on them, including Rocket Raccoon and Groot. No doubt they’ll sell like mad when the film is released and it’s nice to see the tie ins. But let’s be honest: nobody wanted to see this.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been one of the most popular film franchises of the past 5 years and each film has increased more and more excitement. However, with Guardians of the Galaxy being fairly unknown, I can imagine Marvel is a little bit worried. After all, it doesn’t have flying Iron Man suits or Tom Hiddleston as Loki. It’s possible they’re worried the film will be the least popular of them all and may not make as much money. But seriously, if they really want people to look forward to it, then this isn’t the way to go. Nobody cares about the Goddamn cups. Give us a trailer. Failing that, give us actual pictures from the film. Something, absolutely anything, to make us look forward to this. Not cups.
Of course, maybe this is a distraction from an upcoming trailer release. We can only hope so. (Ed: Disney strikes again)