Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt And Zoe Saldana In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Behind-The-Scenes Photo

(Photo: James Gunn via Facebook)

The principal (human) cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are all gathered in one place during rehearsals for the film, which is currently in pre-production.

Director James Gunn has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos for the last few days, but this is the first time anybody's shown the principal cast gathering outside of a table read photo that didn't feature faces.

You can check it out below. Also present is Gunn, and his brother Sean, who plays Kraglin the Ravager and also provides the physical presence for Rocket Raccoon during rehearsals and filming.

When someone's screwing up a scene during rehearsals I show them Dave Bautista (Batista) as an example of good acting. With Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Sean Gunn. #GotGVol2

Posted by James Gunn on Monday, February 1, 2016

James Gunn (Slither, Super), co-writer and director of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, will return to write and direct the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017. The cast of the first film -- minus Benicio del Toro and Lee Pace -- will return for the film, which will also introduce Pom Klementieff in an as-yet-unconfirmed role.