Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 will see nine deadly villains called Ravagers, who were introduced in the previous instalment of the franchise. The dreaded buccaneers were after Cris Patt's character Peter Quill aka Star-Lord as he had escaped with a very important Orb – the Power Stone – in the previous film.

Director James Gunn took to social media to share a black and white collage of mugshots of the cutthroats with the caption: "Ravagers R Us, starting at the top left, around in a circle: Brahl, Oblo, Scrote, Narblik, Gef the Ravager, Kraglin, Wretch, Half-Nut, Taserface. Photos by @steveagee."

The photo shows the nine Ravagers including Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Chris Sullivan as Taserface and Sean Gunn's Kraglin among others.

Check out the official synopsis of the movie below:

Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favourite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

The cast of the movie includes Cris Patt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Vin Diesel is the voice of Groot, Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, Bradley Cooper is Rocket (voice), Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer, Kurt Russell is Ego among others.

The movie releases in the US on 5 May 2017.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
First poster of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 featuring all the stars Marvel