Rehearsals continue for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and writer/director James Gunn has revealed a new image from the film’s pre-production with the titular heroes all together, sans Groot of course. You can view the rehearsal photo below.
“When someone’s screwing up a scene during rehearsals I show them Dave Bautista as an example of good acting,” the director writes.
You’ll also notice that Gunn’s brother Sean Gunn, who also plays the Ravager Kraglin, as the stand-in for Rocket Raccoon, a role he filled for the first film as well.
Gunn went on to reveal that production on the film will officially begin on Thursday, February 11. Check back here for any announcements as the film begins, such as the full cast for the film which Gunn previously said will be announced “very soon.”
The confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper, all returning as a band of unlikely heroes who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. In addition, Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan will return as Yondu and Nebula, with Pom Klementieff reportedly playing Mantis and Kurt Russell in talks to play Star-Lord’s mysterious father.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will open in theaters on May 5, 2017.