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Kurt Russell & others officially join the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy 2

02.17.2016

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Although filming for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 kicked off last week, today Marvel announced that principal photography has officially begun, and that Kurt Russell has been added to the cast of the sequel. Other new cast members include OLDBOY's Pom Klementieff (as Mantis), Elizabeth Debicki (THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., EVEREST) and Chris Sullivan (The Knick). Director James Gunn also took to Facebook to announce the news, and shared a teaser image.

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

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.

The last few days around here 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.

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close are all returning.

We'll have more surprises for you in the coming months. But, for now, this will have to do.

I have to get back to set!

Have a great day, everybody.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Image

Here's the official synopsis from the press release:

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.

While it hasn't been revealed yet who Russell, Debicki and Sullivan will be playing in the follow-up, late last year a rumor surfaced that Russell was Gunn's top choice to play Peter Quill's father. How pumped are you for GOTG 2, now that it has been confirmed that it will star Russell?

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is due out on May 5, 2017.

Source: Marvel

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