Because director James Gunn loves us, he gifted us today with not one but two important milestones marking Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s imminent arrival on planet Earth.
First up, we were given a snazzy looking teaser poster with some serious rock and roll vibes.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 19, 2016
The gang is looking pretty cool, calm, and collected: clearly, they’re trying to keep their goofy and ridiculous nature on the down-low. And yes, we know you can’t stop staring at Baby Groot peering from behind Peter Quill’s leg. Neither can we.
Adding icing on the cake, an hour later Gunn revealed the first sneak peek for the film. The director was quick to note that this minute-and-a-half clip was neither a teaser nor a trailer, meaning that we still have both of those to look forward to. Given its sneak-peeky nature, it’s not surprising that the first look doesn’t reveal much about the movie’s plot or characters. However, we get some badass action scenes, a refreshing emphasis on Gamora, and some of that witty, deadpan banter we know and love. Plus, one of the most crucial elements of the film franchise gets a funky remix: Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling”.
Ugh. Just give us all the Baby Groot now. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 7, 2017. The action-packed flick also features an ensemble cast of stars including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff as Mantis.