Rachel Paige
March 10, 2017 8:44 am

The Guardians of the Galaxy are back to save the, uh, galaxy once again. But, in the process, it sounds like they’re going to save each other, too. Though we’re going to show up to the theater expecting lots of action, adventure, and hopefully a shirtless Chris Pratt, turns out we’re going to find something that’s digging a little bit deeper. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is actually about the family dynamic between this motley crew.

Talking to CinemaBlend, director James Gunn spilled on the story arc for each character. In the conversation, he managed to reveal that everyone in Peter Quill’s Milano seems to be yearning for a place where they feel like they belong — and that what they’re looking for might be right in front of them.

In terms of father figures, both Peter and Rocket are searching for that.

If you’re looking for a father-daughter dynamic, that’s for Drax and new character, Mantis.

And sister-on-sister action? Obviously that’s what’s going down between Gamora and Nebula — with maybe a little sister role-reversal, too.

AND LIL’ BABY GROOT? He’s about to embark on the worst family road trip, ever.

DON’T YOU DARE PUT BABY GROOT IN HARM’S WAY, GUARDIANS. We are here to protect him at all costs, and we’re going to see to it that Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Yondu do, too.