Marvel is gearing up for takeoff. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will kick off the studio’s triple dose of superhero films this year.
The marketing campaign is already giving us a ton of galactic goodness, especially with the new batch of colourful character posters. This collection of images not only feature the film’s popular characters but also some new faces as well.
Chris Pratt uploaded his character poster on Facebook with a lengthy message expressing his gratitude. “Remember in the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, how my character said, “…There is one other name you may know me by… ‘Starlord.'” and the other guy said, “Who?” Hahaha! Funny to think that just a couple years ago people didn’t know who Starlord was and now I got stalkers and everything! Not to brag! But seriously I got weirdos all over the place hiding in the shadows wanting to do me harm. I just couldn’t be luckier,” the actor wrote.
He even joked, “People shout my name at the mall. They hand me babies and I’m like, ‘Oh, you want me to kiss this baby?’ They’re like, ‘No. I want you to keep it!’ I have a shit load of free babies, I mean seriously, who wants 1? Boy, girl, take 1… or 2! They’re everywhere! And just so #precious. But mostly I’m just trying to stay humble. (BUT IT’S SO HARD)”
The 37-year-old hunk concluded his message by giving a big shout to the “throng of fans”, saying, “Without you we are simply hollow shells of humans, replete with insecurity and desperate for attention. But with you? We are much, much, much, much more.”
Here are the 10 character posters:
Portrayed by Chris Pratt, Star-Lord/ Peter Quill is the leader of the Guardians.
Played by Zoe Saldana, Gamora is the daughter of Thanos and Star-Lord’s girlfriend. We’ll finally get to see her wield her famous sword in the upcoming movie.
When it comes to Drax, actor Dave Bautista (Batista) states that “finger to the throat means death”. So watch out.
4. Rocket Racoon
Who says pink doesn’t look cool? Voiced by Bradley Cooper, Rocket Raccoon looks super dope with his badass machine gun and menacing gun.
5. Baby Groot
This poster is easily the cutest of the bunch. Voiced by Vin Diesel, we’re expecting plenty of laughter when Baby Groot appears on the big screen.
Portrayed by Pom Klementieff, Mantis is the newest Guardians member. She was raised by Ego and is basically Star-Lord’s sister. Her powers include reading people’s emotions.
Played Michael Rooker, Yondu is no longer the leader of Ravagers. Expect to see him teaming up with the Guardians.
Played by Karen Gillan, Nebula is the sister of Gamora. It’ll be quite spectacular when the 2 sisters are reunited.
Portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki, Ayesha is one of the Guardian’s toughest villains yet.
10. Ego The Living Planet
Played by Kurt Russell, Ego the Living Planet is a sentient planet and also the father of Star-Lord.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is slated to hit theatres on 5th May 2017.