Just a short while ago, director James Gunn revealed the first teaser trailer for his highly-anticipated superhero adventure Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which arrives in theaters May 5, 2017. We reported yesterday that the first trailer was classified by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), with speculation swirling that it could debut alongside the U.K. release of Marvel's next superhero adventure, Doctor Strange. While the trailer's release came way earlier than expected, we also got a cool new poster, which includes new additions to Star-Lord's team, Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu (Michael Rooker).
At first glance, this poster from James Gunn's Facebook appears to be missing a member of the team, Baby Groot, but you can find him hiding behind Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) boot. The director also responded to a few fans on Facebook, one of whom said that these laid-back Guardians look like they're "waiting to get in line at CBGB's". The director responded that was "exactly the idea" and he "wanted to do something different". Another fan posted a photo of the Ramones album cover for "Rocket to Russia," which features the band members striking similar poses. When one fan noted the Rocket in the album title, as a reference to Rocket Raccoon, the director would only say, "Precisely."
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin) reprise their roles from the original Guardians of the Galaxy. New additions include Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Tommy Flanagan as Tullk and Nathan Fillion as Simon Williams. The first trailer that debuted at Comic-Con teased that Yondu has joined the Guardians and left his group known as the Ravagers, which is now being lead by Taserface.
There has previously been talk that both Nebula and Yondu had joined the Guardians team, but the studio still hasn't released any official plot details at this time. The Comic-Con footage showed Yondu and Rocket escaping from a jail cell with the help of Baby Groot, which certainly hinted that Yondu has become a full-fledged Guardian. The Comic-Con footage also revealed the movie's biggest secret, the identity of Star-Lord's father, Ego the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell. Most of this is not included in the first trailer.
All that we knew about Star-Lord's dad before that big reveals is that the character won't be the same as in the comics, J'son. The footage revealed that Kurt Russell's Ego had constructed a human form for himself. Hopefully we'll get to see more of Ego and the rest of these Guardians when the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuts. Until then, check out the first poster below.