A new batch of images have been revealed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, showing the new team fully assembled. In just two weeks, the sequel to Marvel’s surprise hit will be in theaters, bringing back familiar faces and introducing a number of new characters to the MCU from the comics. Early audiences reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, but despite the film’s proximity and a onslaught of marketing, there’s still a good bit we don’t know and haven’t seen.
For one, fans recently learned the mysterious role Sylvester Stallone will have in the movie, but there’s not indication what it means for the future. As for Michael Rosenbaum, well, he says he has an important part. Until the movie comes out, however, fans will just have to guess as to what it is. It was revealed earlier today who Nathan Fillion was all set to play, but his scene was sadly cut from the film. The last thing most fans have been waiting for is a shot of the brand new iteration of the team fully assembled, and it’s finally arrived.
EW posted images from the issue featuring the Guardians, and it’s packed full of photos of the new and returning characters, and a shot of the team aboard the Milano. Check them out in the gallery below:
Aside from the group shot, there’s Mantis and Drax hanging out, teasing their interesting emotional relationship. There is also a good look at Taserface with some Ravagers, a beautiful shot of Gamora on a red planet, and Rocket messing with what suspiciously looks like a MIDI controller. There’s also a shot of director James Gunn speaking with Michael Rooker in his Yondu guise, oddly featuring his shorter fin. Finally, we get to see the cover of the magazine, showing the core members rocking out.
Despite the fact that the Guardians will show up in Avengers: Infinity War, the team’s core story will unfold in their main movies. With a third film on the way, Guardians Vol. 2 will serve as the crucial middle point of their story, building off the past and setting up the future end to this iteration of the team. Luckily, that day is still a ways off and we still have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to look forward to in a couple of weeks.