Well everyone, the band is finally together again.
Similar to how they announced production on Star Wars: Episode VIII earlier this week, Walt Disney Studios has officially announced the start of filming on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to Marvel’s quirky and beloved 2014 space opera. Confirmed along with the new set image above, shooting for the film will take place at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to the awesome new, sonic backdrop of Awesome Mix Vol. 2, the film has also confirmed four new additions to the film’s cast including Elizabeth Debicki (Everest), Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Chris Sullivan (The Knick), and the previously speculated Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), who is said to be playing the long-rumored father to Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill/Star Lord, although nothing has been confirmed (which again, we called).
Director James Gunn did confirm Klementieff will be playing Mantis in the film, but other than that, the new cast members’ roles are being kept under wraps for the time being. Considering the logline for the sequel states the film “continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage,” though, I think its safe to say that Vol. 2 will be delving even further into personal histories of our main team, and building off of the unanswered questions from the original film as well.
The film’s returning cast members include Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as the lead team of Guardians, as well as Michael Rooker as Yondu, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, and Karen Gillan as Nebula.
Currently holding the record as the highest-opening for any film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, the rumors and theories surrounding the film’s sequel have been running rampant over the past few months as director James Gunn and several of the cast members have provided some often vague updates about the film. Considering how beloved and surprising the original Guardians was though, it’s safe to say that the sequel is going to have to live up to some mighty high expectations, but with what sounds like an even more personal story than the first, and an equally impressive cast, Vol. 2 has basically everything it could possibly need going for it at the moment.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to hit theatres on May 5th, 2017.
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