After lots of waiting, we have brand-new photos of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The Marvel blockbuster is going to be making waves later this year, and USA Today is coming in hot with a slew of new photos featuring Mantis, Nebula, Groot, and more. You can check out the photos in our gallery below!
Looking at the pictures, a few notable points are easily seen. First, fans have their first look at Nebula as the character will make a return in the sequel. The villain, who was played by Karen Gillan, is shown looking somewhat taken aback as she disembarks a ship. Another photo was also released which shows Chris Pratt as Star-Lord standing in front of Michael Bautista's Drax. And, most importantly, fans get a brand-new look at Groot and Rocket with Yondu. Baby Groot - or, rather, Toddler Groot - can be seen perched upon the ex-Ravager's soldier while Rocket walks beside them. Fans knew that Michael Rooker would be joining the intergalactic team, and it seems he has a soft spot for Groot.
Oh, and did we forget to mention there's a new look at Mantis? The character shows off her wide eyes and dumbounded expression in a new still from James Gunn's highly anticipated flick.
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).
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.