“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2“ has been the subject of rumours and speculations in recent news, and it’s probably high time to put such things to rest. Now, James Gunn has finally revealed that the sequel to the sleeper hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” has started filming, as well as who’s officially going to be in it.
Marvel and Gunn announced Wednesday that Kurt Russel, star of “Escape from New York,” “Escape from L.A.,” “The Hateful Eight,” and “Furious 7“ among other films, is officially the latest addition to the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Gunn did not specify who will Russel play in the sequel, however. If the latest details and hints hold true, then the actor would obviously play the part of Peter Quill’s long lost father.
“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,” read Marvel’s brief synopsis for the sequel. With that said, you can expect that the big parental role would likely be reserved to an established actor, much like one of Russel’s caliber.
“My favorite movie as a small child was The Strongest Man in the World,” wrote Gunn on Facebook, “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.”
Furthermore, Elizabeth Debicki, known for her roles in “The Great Gatsby,” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” will also be in the film, although her role is still unknown at the time of writing.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studious has also revealed that it has begun principal photography for the sequel, and the production will shoot at Pinewood Studious in Atlanta.
Pom Klementieff, who has been reported earlier to join the cast, has also been officially confirmed and will play as Mantis, another alien member of the Guardians. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Glenn Close will also reprise their roles. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is set to arrive in theaters May 2017.