Just as Doctor Strange will bring magic into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy introduced science fiction to the MCU. One of the studio’s surprise hits, its blend of over-the-top action and tongue-in-cheek humor melded well with the generally upbeat tone of Marvel’s films, but added intergalactic adventure into the mix. Moviegoers unfamiliar with the comic series were treated to a wealth of fantastic cosmic forces, including Earth-born Peter Quill/Star-Lord, galactic protectors the Nova Corps, Marvel’s main menace Thanos and his two daughters Nebula and Gamora, and of course, the Ravagers.

Fans first introduction to the space mutineers came in the first film when a young Quill split from from the cutthroat, bumbling buccaneers with a very important Orb. In preparation for next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel brought the fully decked out Ravager crew to the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

Lucky fans at this year’s Comic-Con got a sneak peek at the galactic gangsters, but Marvel’s social media feed embargo cut the rest of the world off from the exciting footage. Fortunately, a recent shot posted to James Gunn’s Instagram makes up for this oversight. In it, the director introduces GOTG Vol. 2’s Ravagers to the rest of the quadrant. Check out their ugly mugs below:

Ravagers R Us, starting at the top left, around in a circle: Brahl, Oblo, Scrote, Narblik, Gef the Ravager, Kraglin, Wretch, Half-Nut, Taserface. Photos by @steveagee

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Disney also provided a few shots of the cosmic buccaneers from the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cast appearance in Hall H. Included are shots of the main Ravager crew, including leader and captain of the Eclector, Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker). After GOTG2’s introduction, the Ravagers swarmed the stage to menace the crowd in an amusing manner, stomping around, messing with the audience, and causing all kinds of trouble for the Milano’s crew – such as confronting Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). Also, one fun shot details the rowdy bunch chanting “Snake Pliskin is in the house!” (Kurt Russell’s character name from Escape from New York) after Gunn pulled Russell on stage. Take a look at some GOTG2 shots from SDCC:

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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Ravagers from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Ravagers


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Actors Kurt Russell (L) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) from Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: (L-R) Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige, director James Gunn and Yondu (Michael Rooker) from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Kevin Feige; James Gunn; Michael Rooker


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Yondu (Michael Rooker) from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attends the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Michael Rooker


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: (L-R) Actors Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell from Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Actor Dave Bautista from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attends the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Dave Bautista


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Kraglin from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attends the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Kraglin; Sean Gunn


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Ravagers from Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: A Ravager from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attends the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Ravager


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Director James Gunn (L) and Ravagers from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** James Gunn; Ravagers


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Director James Gunn (L) and Ravagers from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** James Gunn; Ravagers


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Taserface from Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attends the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)


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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Ravager and Taserface from Marvel Studios’ “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. ©Marvel Studios 2016 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Ravagers; Taserface


 

After their defeat at the hands of the scrappy Guardians a couple years ago, the Ravagers are clearly seeking a little payback. While Michael Rooker claimed a more forgiving Yondu (now with head fin!) for the second outing, his crew might not be as kindly towards the Milano’s space-farers (which now includes a reportedly adorable baby Groot). Gunn and his cast also had some major announcements for the audience later, including the big reveal that Peter Quill was sired by a planet named Ego. Gunn also offered new cryptic details about Sylvester Stallone’s minor but important role.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just under a year from release, and fans of Marvel’s most cosmic comic book team are undoubtedly psyched for all the new ‘footage’ and details. Although Thanos and the Collector won’t be involved in the sequel, the next interstellar outing will explore why a living planet mated with an earthling, what Ego’s role in all this space madness is, and how Peter Quill and his pals fit into the grander scheme of the MCU.

Next: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Comic-Con 2016 Teaser Trailer Description

Doctor Strange opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2– May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018;Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.

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