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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Puts Family First in New Featurette

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Puts Family First in New Featurette

Editor’s Note: This post contains minor plot spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy (both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2)—don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

I believe it was the esteemed and sage Mr. Dominic Toretto who once said: it’s about family. Because it is. And even when people like to claim that it is the biologic connections that make us all stronger, Fast and the Furious and the Guardians of the Galaxy films know the truth: family comes in all shapes and sizes, and the family you choose is oftentimes just as strong—if not stronger—of a guide for us all. And in the latest featurette for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the most ragtag family of intergalactic outsiders is put on display.

Taking a page from the Toretto playbook (because ridin’ fast and furiously on Earth — or across the galaxy — is life), the chosen family of Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, and Drax will be put to the ultimate test when a new school of potential Guardians-to-be show up for a common goal: to defeat Thanos. With Yondu, Mantis, and even Nebula coming into the fold, growing pains and struggles are sure to follow as the crew struggles beyond simply getting to know one another. This time? We’re diving even deeper into the feels, it seems, with the arrival of Ego, a.k.a. Star-Lord’s father. Here’s hoping he doesn’t Tokyo Drift right out of Star-Lord’s life—because that’ll no doubt cause a seismic rift in the poor boy’s already fairly messed-up life. Although with friends as good as these by his side when the film hits theaters on May 5th, we’re sure he’ll be alright.

Although now the question begs: who is the Brian in Star-Lord’s story? And what sort of paradox does this all create since Vin Diesel—a.k.a. Groot—appears in both franchises? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Image: Marvel

Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor of Nerdist and Creator and Host of Fangirling! Find her on Twitter gigglin’ about Baby Groot.

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