‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ begins production; Kurt Russell and more officially confirmed for cast

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Are you ready to save the galaxy again? Marvel and James Gunn has announced that principal photography has begun today on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The film will shoot in Atlanta at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.

In addition, Marvel has announced that the original Guardians: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, and Sean Gunn would all be returning for the highly-anticipated sequel. Joining them this time around is Pom Klementieff (Oldboy remake), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick”), and Kurt Russell (Fast 7).

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We’ve known for a while Pom Klementieff has joined the cast, but today we get confirmation that Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell have all joined the cast. James Gunn announced the news, writing, “My favorite movie as a small child was The Strongest Man in the World, so I’m glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined.” He continues, “The last few days around her with him and our other new cast members, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan, have been some of the best of my life. I never thought anyone was missing from our island of misfit toys, but now that these folks are here there feels like there was.”

At this point, we know that Pom Klementieff will be playing the Mantis and Kurt Russell will be playing Star-Lord’s father. The Debicki and Sullivan’s characters are unknown at this time.

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.

What do you think?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cruises into theaters on May 5, 2017.

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