'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' news, spoilers: Main villain Ayesha featured as Funko toy

(Facebook/guardiansofthegalaxy)"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will premiere on May 5, 2017.

Funko has released new toys from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." And while most of the toys instantly looked familiar, one particular toy stood out from the rest — the villainous Ayesha.

When the Funko figurines were released, fans immediately noticed a character that has yet to be introduced. Sporting a blue space suit of sorts, blonde hair, and an angry facial expression, the toy served as the first look at the upcoming film's main villain.

Director James Gunn revealed the figure's identity via Twitter when a fan asked him who the toy was supposed to be. Gunn previously revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con that a character named Ayesha would be the antagonist of the sequel, and explained that Ayesha takes inspiration from a villain simply called "Her" from the Marvel comic books.

Last week, Gunn posted photos of the Funko toys on his Facebook page, sans Ayesha. The photos include toy figures of Peter Quill or Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Mantis, Nebula, Yondu, and Taserface.

The release of these Funko toys only serves to build the excitement surrounding "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." In December, Marvel released a second teaser trailer for the upcoming movie. The clip features a glimpse into the action and adventure that the heroes will be getting themselves into, including lots of humor.

The video sees an Abilisk, a creature that the guardians are hired to defeat. Apart from that, the clip also sees baby Groot in a Ravager costume as he easily takes out a Ravager on a bridge. Based on previous promos, it's the same bridge where Rocket and Yondu were sighted. It has been speculated that Rocket and Yondu will be taken as prisoners by the Ravagers, and that baby Groot will swoop in to save the day.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will premiere on May 5.

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