After Marvel Studios debuted the newest trailer during the Super Bowl, anything related to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been like a drug.
We’re like fiends for James Gunn’s epic space team up film, which is currently our 3rd Most Anticipated Film as ranked by ComicBook readers, and now Empire Magazine can be thanked for sating the latest withdrawal with the release of a new image of two of the film’s protagonists.
Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord and Dave Bautista’s Drax take front and center in the new photo, with the earthling brandishing his trademark blasters while his companion forgoes blades for a heavy-duty rifle.
While speaking about the film, Pratt stopped himself from saying fans could “expect to see everything you loved in the first movie.”
“Don’t expect to see everything you saw in the first movie,” Pratt corrected himself. “But expect to be charmed and thrilled and entertained like you were watching the first movie.”
He also said some kind words about new cast member Kurt Russell, who will play Ego the Living Planet—and Star-Lord’s father.
He said that playing the legendary actor’s son was an experience both “humbling and exceptional. He’s surpassed any expectation I could have had.”
We’ll see how Star-Lord feels about meeting his father for the first time, especially when the man who raised him, Michael Rooker’s Yondu, is standing by his side.
Are you excited to see Russell make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut? Let us know with your own Anticipation Ranking below!
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.