2017 is going to be one helluva year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Not only are Spider-Man and Thor returning to the Big Screen, but so are our favorite interstellar superheroes, The Guardians of The Galaxy!
Dubbed, The Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2, our merry band of mostly alien misfits are still being the good guys and protecting the galaxy from some pretty notorious threats.
This time around the team’s roster has expanded a little with the appearance of Mantis, and downsized (sort of) with Baby Groot! Check out the trailer below!
We love this trailer! It looks like we can expect this film to be as action packed, and funny, as its predecessor! The real question remains, however, is who is the main villain in the upcoming film? Will it be Ego, The Living Planet as many have theorized? Or one of Thanos’s minions. Personally, we would love to see The Black Order, a team of alien super villains consisting of Supergiant, Ebony Maw, Corvus Glaive, Black Dwarf, and Proxima Midnight; who worship Thanos and are dedicated to his goal of universal death and destruction! Time will tell.
Baby Groot is super adorable, but it is the appearance of Mantis that has us more intrigued. In the comics she is a powerful superhero who has served as both an Avenger and a Guardian. Her powers include florakinesis (the ability to control plant life and vegetation), telepathy, precognition, superhuman strength, empathy, astral projection, and an accelerated healing factor. In the trailer she demonstrates her empathic abilities when she senses Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) feelings for Gamora (Zoe Saldana).
It has been rumored Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 will feature the sixth, and final Infinity Stone, The Soul Stone. These gems of great power are why Thanos has attacked Earth and also the basis of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. The Guardians and Avengers will be glad to have Mantis and any other hero’s (which are rumored to number in the sixties) help! We will keep you posted as we wait for this film’s May 5, 2017 release date!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning