In just a few months, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will kick off Marvel’s triple dose of superhero films this year. After the massive success of the first Guardians in 2014, audiences are primed for another intergalactic romp full of action and comedy – and if star Chris Pratt is too be believed, it’ll be the greatest film of all time. So, no pressure. While we await the release of the film, its marketing push has continued along, giving us new looks at the heroes and villains of the film.
A few days ago, we got a new TV spot teasing Star-Lord’s least favorite nickname. We also recently got a new look at the Guardians thanks to their Empire Magazine cover. That same issue revealed up close looks at Yondu, Ego, and Rocket, while an interview teased the massive visuals effects that have gone into brining the Living Planet to life on screen. Then, just yesterday, the stellar IMAX poster for the film was released. Not only does it highlight the new characters in neon detail, but it came with director James Gunn’s insistence that the format was the best way to see the upcoming film.
Now, James Gunn and the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have taken to social media to bombard us with a colorful collection of character posters. You can check them all out in the gallery below:
While the posters don’t offer us anything new, they give us nice looks at many of the various characters of Guardians 2. Most of the images look fairly similar to previous shots we’ve seen of the characters, but the Nebula one is our best look yet at her new space suit that was teased in the IMAX poster. Though not everyone is wearing the outfit, Baby Groot is at least joining Nebula in rocking the new uniform. We also see Gamora is still keen on swords, despite Star-Lord’s worries in the final Guardians 2 trailer. Meanwhile, the Ayesha poster gives us our clearest look yet at the film’s villain.
Additional information has also come out about the Guardians sequel of late. We found out yesterday what the runtime will be for the sequel, and while’s it’s a fairly standard length for a blockbuster, it’s still a bit longer than the first Guardians. Considering all the new characters in the film, that’s hardly surprising. There’s also the post-credits scene, which is bound to set up the future of the Guardians franchise. The next couple of months are bound to be filled with even more exciting looks at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, at that.