Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has already captivated audiences across the world, and is set to be unveiled to American audiences this weekend. While the franchise's ragtag gang of heroes appears to be growing in the second outing, a recent behind-the-scenes photo shows a rather awesome battle happening offscreen.
James Gunn, director of Vol. 2, has been using his #GotGPicoftheDay hashtag to tease the various elements of production for fans. And his newest addition shows Drax and Yondu - a.k.a. Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker - playing ping pong while on the film's set.
There's nothing much about the picture itself that appears to spoil anything from Vol. 2, aside from the fact that the ping pong battle happened to take place on a day while Rooker was in costume, but Bautista was not.
It also appears - as can be seen in the middle of the photo - that one of the production's cameras was there to record the match. So here's hoping that the battle between the two stars makes its way onto Vol. 2's special features.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in the domestic market this Friday.
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).