Over the last few days, James Gunn has been sharing some photos from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast rehearsals, featuring a very grumpy Michael Rooker and a cast of total screw-ups who have to learn a thing or two from Dave Bautista. We still have a while to wait before we see the cast back in costume as the unlikely group of heroes, but these rehearsal photos make that wait a little easier.

Gunn took to Facebook (as always) to share some behind-the-scenes photos from rehearsal, praising the acting skills of Dave Bautista while shaming Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Rocket Raccoon stand-in Sean Gunn:

When someone's screwing up a scene during rehearsals I show them Dave Bautista (Batista) as an example of good acting. With Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Sean Gunn. #GotGVol2

Posted by James Gunn on Monday, February 1, 2016

Gunn also shared this photo of Michael Rooker, who is returning to reprise his role as the blue-skinned Yondu. He looks a bit cranky:

Michael Rooker doesn't like being shot during rehearsals (with Sean Gunn). #GotGVol2

Posted by James Gunn on Thursday, January 28, 2016

And Bautista shared this photo in anticipation of filming, striking a solid Drax pose in the gym:

Headed to ATL to start rehearsals for Guardians of the Galaxy!! #draxmode

Posted by Dave Bautista (Batista) on Sunday, January 24, 2016

Also returning for the sequel are Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, with Oldboy star Pom Klementieff joining the cast in a mystery role, and Kurt Russell in talks to play Star-Lord’s dad. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.

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