Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is not the only outer space adventure adorning the pages of the latest issue of Empire magazine. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, the eagerly awaited follow-up to Marvel Studios most unconventional blockbuster to date, shares some exclusive new concept art. This one shows what our heroes are up against this time out.
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Resembling a cross between a exogorth and a sarlacc, this furry tentacled beast is menacing Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), baby Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper). We defy you not to enjoy the expression on Groot's face. Everyone's favourite sprout doesn't seem to be taking this confrontation quite as seriously as the rest of the gang.
This so-far unnamed space critter isn't the only – or, indeed, main – threat the Guardians will be facing in the second volume. Elizabeth Debicki's (The Man From U.N.C.L.E) alien Ayesha is hungry for vengeance after they stitch her up early in the piece and has an army to help her on that mission. Then there is Yondu (Michael Rooker) and his Ravagers, still in the picture but, hints director James Gunn, dealing with woes of their own. "There's a mutiny and Taserface (Chris Sullivan) is a character that leads that," he reveals.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. will be strutting into UK cinemas on 28 April 2017. In the meantime, why not take a tour of the set with Chris Pratt right here.