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How Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Begins

So what do you do after you save the galaxy once? Apparently, you keep looking for new ways to do it.

We're only a few weeks from the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and while the trailers and exceptionally candid director James Gunn have offered up plenty of tidbits to get us excited, we actually don't know many specific details about the plot. Sure, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) will finally meet his dad (Kurt Russell), and Groot is impossibly adorable as a baby, but what have the Guardians been up to since the events of the first movie?

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told ScreenRant that the next installment picks up just a few months later, and explained how we'll be reintroduced to our favorite team of galaxy-saving a-holes.

"I think they're giving it a shot at being more organized heroes," Feige said. "They are available for do-gooding, so to speak. It doesn't always go well, but they try that. And when we first meet them, in the beginning of the movie, they're on a place called Sovereign, where they've been asked to help with this giant sort of inter-dimensional beast that comes out and eats their batteries, their power source, and wreaks havoc on the planet, and the Guardians have been asked to come in and dispatch with that thing. That's how our film starts."

But there's one big difference this time around. "Their legend, and their mythology has grown and spread throughout the universe, because they defeated Ronan and because they were able to hold, Peter in particular, was able to hold an Infinity Stone and not die, which also has spread his legend."

Will more people refer to Quill as Star-Lord now? For his sake, we hope they do, but it would probably be a lot funnier if they still don't.

Feige also said that he can't wait for fans to get to know Baby Groot.

"Just a few months [have passed], so he's probably just grown out of that pot and stepped out, and is now this size," he said. "But as [Gunn] I'm sure will tell you, he's just as dumb as big Groot was, and I mean, he's not really a baby... he gets mad at people. And then, of course, the fun thing is, as you saw briefly in [the trailer], whereas Groot was Rocket's protector in the first movie, Rocket is [now] Groot's protector, and they sort of all are in this movie, which was something we had talked about and planned on. It was one of those things, when we were making the first film, and we were just concentrating on making that film as great as it can be, there are always little things that we say, 'Boy, if we get to make another one, it would be really fun.' And from the moment we were shooting and animating Rocket on Groot's shoulder, we were saying, 'On the next one, we'll reverse it. Wouldn't that be cool?' And that's what we're doing."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will land in theaters May 5. In the meantime, take a look at 20 Guardians of the Galaxy facts you may not know.