It seems like the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is set to follow the lead of the “Fast and Furious” movies in at least one specific sense: the new film is all about showing the Guardians as one big, awkward extended family, as shown in the latest featurette for the anticipated Marvel Studios sequel.
As Director James Gunn says, “the first movie was about becoming a family, this movie is about being a family.”
While the first film established Gamora and Nebula as adoptive sisters, this time round the family drama is about to get a lot more biological with the revelation that the ancient intergalactic being known as Ego is actually Star-Lord’s father. While that piece of paternity information is not really much of a spoiler for the new movie, it is probably safe to say that when your Dad has some history as a living planet, it’s fairly likely that the resultant family dynamic is going to get messed up pretty quickly.
Opening May 5, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.