‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ New Images Hint at Bigger, More Exciting Flick

PHOTOGRAPH: James Gunn | Rehearsals for `Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ in a photograph shared by director James Gunn.

The Marvel superhero team consisting of Star-Lord, Rocket, Drax, Gamora and Baby Groot is all set to wow audiences anew as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 nears its May 2017 release date in the United States. Among the most visibly excited is American screenwriter-director James Gunn.

Gunn created a stir when he shared brand new Guardians of the Galaxy sequel images.  The snap features the director during a rehearsal with Sean Gunn, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana.

A separate set of images from media sent fans into an even greater frenzy. Movie buffs got a good glimpse of Mantis, played by Canadian-born French actress Pom Klementieff, and the rest of the gang.

Expanded Family

The past few months have seen the actors who are part of the sequel teasing scenarios, particularly the unlikely friendships and alliances that will be formed in the upcoming movie. Among these is the friendship that will develop between Drax and Mantis.

It will be a cinch for the gang of misfits to meet Star-Lord’s biological father, Ego the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell. Kurt, a veteran actor who has tackled many formidable roles, has been expressing in interviews how excited he is to be playing a powerful character.

Replying to a tweet from a superhero and movie fan who asked if Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Gunn tweeted,  “Ego is a multilayered character in the comics – sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes wants to eff a moon.” A Marvel/DC movie fan and social media follower said it sounded interesting.

Bigger Sci-Fi Concepts

Just a few months ago, a teaser trailer of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel whetted the appetite of movie buffs. They raved about how cute Baby Groot looked and acted.

It soon became evident Baby Groot will be driving some of the key characters crazy as Rocket takes on a protective stance, while Gamora will be serving as the “voice of reason.” Some of the other characters to watch are Gamora’s adopted sister, Nebula, portrayed by Karen Gillan; and the space pirate who raised Peter Quill — Yondu, played by Michael Rooker.

Also joining the sequel’s cast is Paris-born Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, who takes on the role of the superheroine Kismet, also known as Ayesha. With some fresh personalities and alien worlds to explore, the sequel is expected to keep audiences rapt.

The plot gets thicker, too.  It was recently confirmed that Peter Quill and the gang are also joining the Avengers in overcoming the evil force as embodied by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.


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