It’s time to get excited. Filming has officially started for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We say officially because Marvel and Disney just confirmed it this morning (Feb. 17), but we know from social media posts from the cast and crew that filming has been going on for at least a week now.
The full cast for the sequel was also released today, and we can finally confirm that Kurt Russell will be in the movie. He won’t be the only new cast member though. Pom Klementieff (Oldboy) has landed the role of Mantis, the newest addition to the Guardians crew. Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) will also star in this sequel in a super secret role.
And of course Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper will be returning. During the filming announcement this morning, Marvel also dropped the official logline for the film…
“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.”
Director James Gunn promised there will be more surprises coming soon in a message on his Facebook page, “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!”
You can check out his full message by clicking this link. And you can check out the first teaser image below! As you can see, Groot hasn’t returned to his full size yet, which makes you believe this sequel will directly follow the events of the first film.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.