Now that we live in the day and age of digital music, most people no longer have to experience — or have never experienced — the frustration one feels when a string of tape is pulled or spills out of a cassette and you have to carefully rewind the reel spindles to fix it.
I still remember those days as clear as yesterday. That's probably why I feel a twinge of annoyance when I see Baby Groot on the cover of the May issue of Empire magazine tugging the tape out of the "AWESOME MIX VOL. 2" cassette tape, with a gleeful smile on this face. I don't care how adorable he is; that's mean.
It's a good thing Drax wasn't around to see this. He's not so easily charmed by the diminutive anthropomorphic tree, either. "[laughs] I don't think Drax and The Tree are ever going to get along," Dave Bautista told us, and other members of the press, during a set visit. "Just always going to be at odds with each other. It's like that sibling rivalry, it's what it feels like to me."
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.