Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2..Groot (Voiced by Vin Diesel)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017A new batch of photos from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is here, featuring closer looks at familiar heroes like Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Gamora (Zoe Saldana), as well as new characters like Mantis (Pom Klementieff).

The images, debuted by USA Today, also include some behind the scenes details about our rag-tag group of Guardians, including outlining the importance of the search for Peter's dad (played by Kurt Russell) in the flick. USA Today also notes that the relationship between Rocket and Groot has changed quite a bit now that the latter is a kid again (and freaking adorable, we must say).

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Other hints promise that Drax takes an immediate liking to new crew member Mantis (USA Today says she turns him into "a big ol' softie"). Also new to join the Guardians is Yondu (Michael Rooker), who's formed an alliance with his onetime foes in the second flick. He's pictured among this new crop of photos alongside Rocket, and we imagine the former Ravager and the acerbic raccoon will almost certainly butt heads as they attempt to work together.

Check out some of the images above, and the rest over at USA Today. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" hits theaters on May 5.