New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Spot Proves Everyone Wants Them Dead

How many people want to kill our heroes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Here’s a partial list: the Sovereign (led by the High Priestess, played by Elizabeth Debicki), the Ravagers (led by Michael Rooker’s Yondu), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and no doubt a hundred more scoundrels, villains, galactic police forces (including whoever Sylvester Stallone might be playing). In this new TV spot that aired during last night’s NCAA championship game, the Guardians are once again the group that everyone loves to hate.

The whole gang returns for Vol. 2, including Star-lord himself, Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Parks and Recreation), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (SPECTRE) as Drax, Vin Diesel (xXx, Furious 7) as the voice of Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper (Joy, American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket, the aforementioned Michael Rooker (Slither, Jumper) as Yondu and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, The Big Short) as Nebula. New cast members include Drax’s love interest, Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), the aforementioned Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest) as the gold-hued Ayesha, and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Furious 7) as Ego, the Living Planet.

Written and directed by James Gunn, Vol. 2 is set to the soundscape of Peter Quill’s Awesome Mixtape #2, as the team journey across the cosmos in search of Peter’s dad, finding new friends (and enemies, lots of enemies) along the way.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5. 

Featured image: Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Courtesy Marvel/Walt Disney Pictures


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