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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.

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Source: Marvel

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1:40AM on 02/18/2016
awesome, and it will be released on my birthday no less! Cool!
awesome, and it will be released on my birthday no less! Cool!
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4:50PM on 02/17/2016

Best news ever!

Kurt Russell is the man and makes anything better. Now I hope he turns some bad guys heads into a canoe!
Kurt Russell is the man and makes anything better. Now I hope he turns some bad guys heads into a canoe!
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4:52PM on 02/17/2016
Plus I hope Groot is that small for the whole movie that would be cool.
Plus I hope Groot is that small for the whole movie that would be cool.
1:53PM on 02/17/2016

Awesome

Kurt Russel is the f*ckin' man
Kurt Russel is the f*ckin' man
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12:11PM on 02/17/2016
Whattabout John C. Reiley? Can't wait for this flick and glad so many people are coming back.
Whattabout John C. Reiley? Can't wait for this flick and glad so many people are coming back.
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11:29AM on 02/17/2016
Kurt Russell is my favorite actor, so this news has pretty much made my year. Also, I'm the one who gave James Gunn the idea to use Russell. I asked him on twitter about Russel on April 7th at 2:14 pm. It was the first time that anyone asked him about Russell playing Star Lord's dad on twitter. He answered me and everything, it was great. I still have the tweet screencapped.
Kurt Russell is my favorite actor, so this news has pretty much made my year. Also, I'm the one who gave James Gunn the idea to use Russell. I asked him on twitter about Russel on April 7th at 2:14 pm. It was the first time that anyone asked him about Russell playing Star Lord's dad on twitter. He answered me and everything, it was great. I still have the tweet screencapped.
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12:02PM on 02/17/2016
But don't you forget, I came to you in a dream and incepted the idea to have Kurt in the movie
But don't you forget, I came to you in a dream and incepted the idea to have Kurt in the movie
12:11PM on 02/17/2016
That is also true.
That is also true.
6:14PM on 02/17/2016
Thanks. I learned it from Rick n Morty
Thanks. I learned it from Rick n Morty
6:14PM on 02/17/2016
Sigh, double post
Sigh, double post
6:36PM on 02/17/2016
It's common knowledge that Kurt is everyone's favorite actor.
It's common knowledge that Kurt is everyone's favorite actor.
11:05AM on 02/17/2016
Kurt Russell in a Marvel movie? Ticket sold!
Kurt Russell in a Marvel movie? Ticket sold!
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11:06AM on 02/17/2016
If you like Pina Coladaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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11:08AM on 02/17/2016
I can't stop this feeling
Deep inside on me
Girl, you just don't realize
What you do to me

When you hold me
In your arms so tight
You let me know
Everything's all right

I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
That you're in love with me
I can't stop this feeling
Deep inside on me
Girl, you just don't realize
What you do to me

When you hold me
In your arms so tight
You let me know
Everything's all right

I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
That you're in love with me
2:40PM on 02/17/2016
Dance Off Bro!! Me and you...
Dance Off Bro!! Me and you...
7:12PM on 02/17/2016
....and I'm never dance again....oh wrong movie.
....and I'm never dance again....oh wrong movie.
10:34AM on 02/17/2016
Stoked to see Kurt Russell joining the MCU; especially as Star Lord's father. Hopefully Pratt and Russell will have some cool action scenes with one another.
Stoked to see Kurt Russell joining the MCU; especially as Star Lord's father. Hopefully Pratt and Russell will have some cool action scenes with one another.
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