James Gunn Unleashes Action-Packed GotG Vol. 2 Banners

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" director James Gunn has taken to Twitter to release new banners for the hotly anticipated Marvel Studios sequel.

The colorful images showcase Gamora, Star-Lord, and Drax the Destroyer on their own banners, with Rocket and Groot sharing their own. While most of the photos seem to be new, Star-Lord's banner comes from a recently released billboard advertising the movie. Each character is shown in an action-packed scene as they attack something out of frame -- except for Gamora, whose banner shows her reclining in front of an exploding planet.

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Another banner, similar to one of the international posters released for the film, appeared in response to Gunn's tweet from an account called MarvelStudiosMovie. This other image features every member of the team, in addition to Yondu Udonta and Nebula, standing on what is presumably the same planet where the rest of the banners are set.

Gunn's highly anticipated sequel is set shortly after the events of the first movie. The film follows the Guardians trying to stay together while also exploring the mysteries surrounding Peter Quill's father -- Ego the Living Planet. A recent TV spot showed that the Ravagers would serve as antagonists in the upcoming film -- likely a result of Quill's switching out the Power Stone for a Troll Doll in the first movie.

The original Guardians of the Galaxy team debuted in "Marvel Super-Heroes" #18, which was written by Arnold Drake with art by Gene Colan, in 1969. While most of the film's characters didn't appear on the original team, Yondu did. The team was revamped in 2008 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in "Annihilation: Conquest" #6 -- and that Star-Lord-led iteration served as the inspiration for the team in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will premiere on May 5. The Marvel Studios film, which is directed by James Gunn, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.

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