October 20, 2016 by Paul Curtin
It looks like Marvel and director James Gunn have managed to find a way to make most fan’s favorite part of the first film even more lovable in the sequel. As teased after the credits of original, Baby Groot is back, and now switching up his role by riding on the back of Rocket Raccoon this time around.
Along with Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and more characters are all returning as teased in the trailer set to the “Hooked on a Feeling” soundtrack that’s also once again being used to promote the sequel.
Not shown in the first reveal are newcomers Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone who will also be joining the Guardians in Volume 2.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release on May 5, 2017 in Marvel’s prime summer spot — unlike last time when it debuted later in the summer on August 1, 2014.