Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Starts Filming as Kurt Russell Joins the Cast

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 9:56AM
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 9:56AM
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Starts Filming as Kurt Russell Joins the Cast
Had you told us that a movie featuring a talking raccoon and a sentient tree thing would be one of 2014's biggest hits, we probably would have laughed in your face. We probably shouldn't have been so surprised, though, especially given Guardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel movie and it just so happens to have Chris Pratt - Hollywood's hottest ticket - as it's lead. Such was the success of the first movie, Marvel were quick to greenlight a sequel, which is scheduled for release in May 2017.

This morning, James Gunn took to social media to announce that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has commenced production, releasing the first official image and a number of exciting cast details.

Official photography on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has started, and I couldn't be more stoked.My favorite movie as...

Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, February 17, 2016


While we don't yet know who Russell will be playing (Peter Quill's Dad, anyone?), Gunn did confirm that Pom Klementieff will play Marvel superhero, Mantis.


Also added to the cast are Elizabeth Debicki (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), and The Knick's Chris Sullivan, but all the buzz will be around Kurt Russell and his mystery role. Well, we say mystery role, but we are all 95% certain that he'll be playing Star Lords' long lost father. As for Klementieff, we've know that Mantis would be appearing in the sequel, so it's nice to be able to put a face to the name. Though she was recently seen in the 2013 reboot of Oldboy, Mantis will undoubtedly be Klementieff's biggest role to date.

Check out Marvel's teaser synopsis for the movie, below.

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Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.
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