'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': First Reactions From Press Screening

Marvel Studios unveiled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for a group of press Monday night, and the first social media actions are flying in.

Official reviews don't come out until April 24, but journalists are allowed to share spoiler-free reactions — a sign of how confident Disney and Marvel are in the sequel. (Guardians 2 earned an extremely rare 100 percent in a test screening in February.)

Hours before the screening, director James Gunn announced on Facebook he would be returning for more Guardians as writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Guardians 2 once again follows the adventures of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). The film also stars Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Kurt Russell as Star-Lord’s father, Ego.

The Marvel film opens May 5.

Here are some of the early reactions: