With a title like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it’s pretty clear that these five will be going up against some rancid creatures of the cosmos. After all, they’ll need to fight something before they fight Star-Lord’s dad. Well, it turns out that one such thing may be, in fact, a space dinosaur.
Director James Gunn has gone ahead and tweeted concept art for the upcoming sequel, and this concept art by Andy Park shows the five members of the team–Star-Lord (brandishing his classic blasters), Gamora with a space shotgun, Drax with his knives, Rocket armed with a blaster, and Groot–fighting what could best be described as a space dinosaur with tentacles. Well, the first four are fighting it, Groot is running away in terror. Because he’s tiny and can’t fight.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 22, 2016
This concept art, along with plenty more, will be featured in the upcoming Empire magazine issue that focuses entirely on the incoming Marvel film. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 comes to theaters on May 5, 2017.