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New art reveals new members for the Guardians of the Galaxy for Vol 2

July 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Well it looks like we pretty much know for sure, after all the rumours, who will be the new Guardians of the Galaxy team when the sequel hits next May…

New concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 features familiar faces Drax, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket and Nebula as well as villains (sort of) Yondu and Gamora.

However, there’s new new face int here… Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff.

In the movie Mantis will join the team but seemingly reluctantly: “She has never really experienced social interaction,” says executive producer Jonathan Schwartz.

“Everything she learns about dealing with people, she learns from the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a very weird group to learn your social intricacies from.”

As well as Mantis being something new, it seems that there’s a big possibility that Groot may be changed too.

Schwartz says of everyone’s favourite tree: “He doesn’t have the wisdom and experience of that Groot.

“He’s a younger Groot and a more rambunctious Groot. The question is, is he the same Groot, just smaller? Or is he a different Groot that’s sprung up from the seed of the first Groot?”

It looks like the second movie may have a lot of new stuff to offer… and that’s just fine with us.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 saves us all on May 5th, 2017.

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….