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New trailers: Fifty Shades Darker has elevator sex and Spider-Man: Homecoming makes its debut

Plus: Baby Groot rules Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

In superhero trailers, there’s always one standout scene that’s all anyone can talk about. The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise has the same type of thing — a sliver of footage from the movie that stands out amidst the rest.

And in the new trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, that standout moment involves Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) pretending to tie his shoe and then subsequently fondling Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in a crowded elevator.

Public fondling is to the Fifty Shades franchise as Baby Groot is to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series — it’s something true fans lose their minds over.

Speaking of Baby Groot, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also released a new trailer this week, along with Baywatch, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and a few others. Check them out below.

Z: The Beginning of Everything (January 27, 2017)

Z: The Beginning of Everything is a pulpy take on the legendary Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, her relationship with the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, and everything in between. There’s an Empire-like feel to it, with the trailer hinting that though Scott built the name, has the famous book, and married the woman of his dreams, it’s actually Zelda — played here by Christina Ricci — who’s running the entire game, just like Cookie Lyon.

Legion (February 8, 2017)

The most impressive upcoming release at New York Comic Con this year was FX’s Legion; fans and critics were treated to a glimpse of a good chunk of the pilot. It’s shot beautifully. It’s stylish. And it’s more psychologically and visually evocative than anything — movie or television show — Marvel or Warner Bros. has produced. The series centers on David Haller (Dan Stevens), a mutant with extraordinary power who also possesses multiple personalities. And there’s no telling where David’s reality begins and what his mind has created ends.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came out with another teaser trailer this week, after dropping its first one in October. The key takeaway from Marvel’s universe-saving cosmic superhero flick? Baby Groot. Baby Groot is here doing stuff: threatening to set off detonators, tackling bad guys, and looking really, really adorable. There’s enough Baby Groot in this new trailer that you’ll forgive Marvel if it doesn’t release another Guardians trailer until the movie comes out next summer. (Not that that would ever happen.)

Baywatch (May 19, 2017)

Baywatch is getting the movie treatment and, from the looks of its first trailer, the big screen version of the 1990s “sexy lifeguards” TV series will be taking the slapstick-cringe-humor route paved by the recent 21 Jump Street film franchise. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as Mitch Buchannon, the role originated by David Hasselhoff on television and the head of the Baywatch team. Said team is in need of funding and a PR jolt, and its savior is a set of abs with a side of human known as Matt Brody (played by a very Hulked-out looking Zac Efron). Hijinks, boob jokes, and Priyanka Chopra (in a mysterious role) ensue.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7, 2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up where Captain America: Civil War left off. Spider-Man was arguably the best thing about the superhero brawl known as Civil War, and his solo movie focuses on Peter Parker’s double life as a hero and as a regular, dorky high school student — it’s in the same spirit as the Civil War post-credits scene. In this trailer, we also get to see Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture (a winking bit of trivia: Keaton played a struggling actor known for playing an avian superhero in 2014’s Birdman), unleashing a cold, ominous threat to Parker and his loved ones.

War for Planet of the Apes (July 14, 2017)

War is the third Planet of the Apes movie and it pits Caesar against an army of humans led by Woody Harrelson’s Colonel (“Colonel” is his only identifier on IMDB). This battle will determine the fate and the future of the apes. And to be honest, the humans come off pretty poorly in this trailer — shooting guns into the forest, destroying the environment, blowing things up — so … go apes!

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