Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Cast Lines Up In New Team Photo

For its sequel, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has added a few new faces to its lineup. In addition to returning Guardians Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), the sequel will see Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) join the squad along with newcomer Mantis (Pom Klementieff).

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The latest issue of Empire features plenty of "Guardians" content, including a cover that features a new look at the team's expanded lineup. The colorful cover features team leader Star-Lord at the center, flanked by Guardians old and new.

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The new issue of Empire also includes a few new stills from the James Gunn written and directed movie, including shots of Yondu, Ego and Rocket.

Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and franchise newcomer, Kurt Russell, who plays Star-Lord’s father – Ego, the Living Planet. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives in theaters May 5.

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