Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first concept art and new character details from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as drawn by Andy Park (whom you may remember from some sprawling Avengers: Age Of Ultron posters).
Not only does the art give us a better look at new character Mantis (played by Pom Klementieff), but we also know Yondu and Nebula have joined the team and Baby Groot is here to stay, at least for awhile.
Here’s a closer look at Mantis, whom EW describes as “an acquaintance of the Guardians,” and who executive producer Jonathan Schwartz says, ” has never really experienced social interaction. 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.” Oh… yeah.
Groot isn’t going to be exactly how we remember him either. Baby Groot is his own incarnation, according to Schwartz. “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?”
We’ll take any Groot we can groot, especially cute little dancing Groot.