There’s a new mixtape and a new adventure in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, the sequel to the surprise smash hit space opera. The Guardians go into interstellar overdrive as they prove the only way to follow up saving the galaxy is to save it all over again. Also: Groot is a baby now.
This time the Guardians are a family, flitting about space tackling interdimensional beasts and star pirates. But when Star-Lord’s long-lost dad (played by cinematic legend Kurt Russell!) shows up, things quickly get complicated and the team finds itself tested in ways they never imagined.
Nobody saw GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - based on a truly obscure Marvel comic - coming, but the sequel is saddled with all kinds of expectations. Writer/director James Gunn is up for the challenge, cranking up the colors, intensifying the action, ramping up the stakes and doubling down on the laughs - while getting much more personal and human. VOL. 2 isn’t a “been there, done that” type of sequel, it’s a movie that reinforces everything we loved about the original and adds all sorts of new twists and turns.
What we loved were the characters, and they’re all back - Chris Pratt as the irrepressible Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as the badass Gamora, Dave Bautista as the sweetly confused Drax, Bradley Cooper as the cutely vicious Rocket and, of course, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot - but they’re joined by new members of the team. Star-Lord’s dad, Ego, brings along the antenna-ed Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and former baddies Nebula (Karen Gillen) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) switch sides to reluctantly keep the galaxy going. After all, they live here too.
All-new songs, same old characters, brand new fun: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 is here to save your summer.