It’s always polite to be welcoming to new teammates to your squad with congeniality and grace. Which is why, toward the end of the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl spot, Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) tells Michael Rooker’s Yondu, “Welcome to the frickin’ Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Only, as Rocket (Bradley Cooper) points out, he didn’t say “frickin’.”
If anyone was worried that the attitude or feel of the first Guardians film would somehow be lost in a case of diminishing sequel returns, the Super Bowl spot–which introduces faces we’ve seen before, including Drax (Dave Bautista) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), along with brand new members (such as Pom Klementieff)–should help assuage those fears. The Guardians are back, folks, and their bag of fricks is empty. Hell. Yeah.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell, and Pom Klementieff and directed by James Gunn, hits theaters May 5, 2017.