The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for part two and according to the concept art there are some exciting changes and additions. We will still see fan favorites Drax, Groot, Yondu, Star-Lord, Rocket, Nebula, and Gamora, but there’s someone new.
The new female character is Mantis, played by actress Pom Klementieff (Spike Lee’s Oldboy). “She has never really experienced social interaction,” says executive producer Jonathan Schwartz. “Everything she learns about dealing with people, she learns from the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a very weird group to learn your social intricacies from.”
Along with the addition of Mantis, there will be a change to the familiar character, Groot. According to Schwartz, “He doesn’t have the wisdom and experience of that Groot. He’s a younger Groot and a more rambunctious Groot. The question is, is he the same Groot, just smaller? Or is he a different Groot that’s sprung up from the seed of the first Groot?”
I guess the only way to find that out is to see the movie when it comes out. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.