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Baby Groot is having too much fun in new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art

by Brandon Russell | August 23, 2016August 23, 2016 10:30 am EST

As Guardians of the Galaxy ended, Peter Quill (a.k.a Star-Lord) suggested him and his crew get into a little trouble on their next adventure. Turns out, they might have bit off more than they can chew, according to new concept art revealed by Empire.

In it, the Guardians take on a tentacled beast that looks like a cross between an octopus and my neighbor’s angry dog Freckles. As io9 points out, this monster could be how the Guardians link up with Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki).

Apparently, the Guardians have built a reputation for “getting rid of things and cleaning up the universe,” but when they tackle this newest creature, things go south pretty quickly. “Let’s just say it goes from amiable to not-so-amiable quite quickly,” Debicki told io9 at Comic-Con this summer.

It’s unclear what this soured relationship will mean for the Guardians going forward, but you know who’s not really bothered by it? Baby Groot. Just look at that little guy’s cute face. I have a feeling the tiny alien is going to steal a lot of the scenes he’s in when the sequel hits.

Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.

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