New Images Released For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

We're getting closer and closer to the highly anticipated arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and to whet out appetites, here are some brand new images from the film.

I can't describe how excited I am for this movie. The original film took a relatively unknown Marvel series/characters and turned them into a phenomenon with Guardians of the Galaxy. James Gunn is returning to the directors chair for Vol. 2 of the franchise and it looks to be bigger and better in all the right ways.

But, enough of that, our friends over at Empire ave some juicy new images that we all need to oogle at for a while.

First we have the group of Peter 'Star Lord' Quill (Chris Pratt) and his rag-tag misfit bunch of friends, Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and, in an odd twist, Gamora's adoptive cyborg-assassin sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) who, from this image and the trailers, seems to be leaning towards a reluctant alliance with the guardians.

Now here we have a newcomer, Kurt Russel will be played the living planet, Ego. No, for real, he's an actual planet who can take human form. If you think that's wild, he's the father of Peter Quill, so that's gonna be something to watch out for in the film. In some fun trivia, Russel was written especially for the role when Pratt off-handedly suggested to Gunn that Russel would be a good fit for the role of Ego. Pratt's a good pal.

And finally, we have the loveable Yondu (Michael Rooker) squaring off with Rocket. As we've seen in the trailers, Yondu is fitting his fin-style mohawk, which just makes me wonder how many hair styles or accessories he has for the slow on it his head. Does he get wifi?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is hitting UK cinemas 20th April, less than a month to go!