The image features the familiar Guardians from the first movie – alongside Yondu and Nebula – and newcomer Mantis, to be played by Pom Klementieff.
Speaking to EW executive producer Jonathan Schwartz described a little more about Mantis, saying “She has never really experienced social interaction. Everything she learns about dealing with people, she learns from the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a very weird group to learn your social interactions from.”
Gunn added, via Facebook ” I can’t wait to show you guys more of what we have in store for you… stay tuned for San Diego Comicon announcements next week! #GotGVol2.”
The director also clarified that Yondu, played by Michael Rooker, will be an official member of the Guardians in the second movie, but as far as Nebula’s role was concerned, he added “well, you never know what’s up with that one.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to hit cinemas in May 2017.