First Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art Features Mantis and Baby Groot

Friday, 15 July 2016 - 10:31AM
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Friday, 15 July 2016 - 10:31AM
First Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art Features Mantis and Baby Groot
There are plenty of reasons to be excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, not the least of which is the fact that it will add new members to the team. Now, the first concept art from the movie has introduced us to the new Guardians, including brand-new comics character Mantis.



The concept art shows us the entire team, which now seems to include Karen Gillan's Nebula, Michael Rooker's Yondu, and the new addition Mantis, played by Pom Klemenieff, who is best known for Spike Lee's Oldboy remake. She is described as an "acquaintance" of the Guardians when the movie starts out, and has a few things in common with Drax when it comes to social niceties.

Opening quote
"She has never really experienced social interaction," executive producer Jonathan Schwartz told EW. "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."
Closing quote

The concept art also shows a tiny Groot, which confirms that he will still be a baby when we see him next. According to Schwartz, it's unclear whether Groot is a younger version of the same Groot, or whether this is an entirely different Groot. 

Opening quote
"He doesn't have the wisdom and experience of that Groot," Schwartz said. "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?"
Closing quote

It would make me pretty sad if Groot actually died in the first movie, since he was definitely one of the best characters (maybe the best character). But baby Groot is somehow even cuter, so I guess something good would come out of it.

Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.
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