Marvel’s most absurdly lovable team of ragtag superheroes is back and ready to, uh, guard the galaxy—if they can just quit insulting each other first.
Roughly two years since Guardians of the Galaxy charmed its way to a $773 million box office take in 2014, Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel) have returned with all their bizarrely lovable antics for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
And sure, the new teaser trailer is a little short on plot details—and that’s okay—but we get just enough of what made us love the franchise in the first place: awkward sexual tension, an unrepentant use of ’70s pop songs, and a talking baby tree voiced (yes, still) by Diesel, who sounds like he had to huff helium before every take in the sound booth.
Vin Diesel of course! https://t.co/F10Go9S01U
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 5, 2016
As for our mysterious antennaed lady at the end of the trailer who—much to Drax’s enjoyment—can read people’s feelings? That’s Mantis (played by French actress Pom Klementieff), the telepathic martial arts grandmaster debuted in the Guardians comics before showing up in the concept art for Vol. 2. (No sign yet of Jumanji star Karen Gillan, who plays the robotic Nebula, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.
Here’s the trailer:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn and starring Pratt, Saldana, Bautista, Cooper, Diesel, Klementieff, Gillan, and Michael Rooker, hits theaters on May 5, 2017.