Good news everybody, we’re one step closer to the release (slated for May 5, 2017) of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” The anticipated sequel to the 2014 Marvel film has officially begun principal photography at Pinewood Studies in Atlanta, Georgia.
The original cast, which includes Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness), Dave Bautista (Spectre), Vin Diesel (Furious 7), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Michael Rooker (Jumper), Karen Gillan (The Big Short), and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls), are all set to reprise their roles. This comes as no surprise after the first “Guardians” made over $770 million at the worldwide box office, which makes it the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some newcomers will also be joining, including Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Chris Sullivan (The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), although no details about their characters have been revealed. It has been revealed though that Pom Klementieff (Oldboy) will be joining as Mantis, a former member of the Avengers.
With the news, Marvel also released the above image, which seems to show Rocket (voiced by Cooper), Drax (Bautista), Star-Lord (Pratt), and Gamora (Saldana) standing from left to right. It’s probably a safe bet to assume that Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) is standing on Drax’s shoulder. Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ will follow Peter Quill (Pratt) and his team as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.