Principal photography is now officially underway on the set of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the director himself has shared a stylish teaser image to prove it.
Bringing Marvel’s ragtag space crew together once more – baby Groot included – the image arrives by way of the director’s ever-active Facebook feed, where Gunn also confirmed that Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell have joined the cast.
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Much like its beloved original, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will primarily be shot in Atlanta, with Gunn’s space-faring sequel eyeing a May 2017 release date. Beyond the addition of Russell, Debicki, Sullivan and Russell, details for the follow-up are thin on the ground, though rumors have claimed that Star-Lord and his motley crew will come up against an ancient foe.
What we do know is that Thanos and those elusive Infinity Stones won’t feature in Guardians 2, as Gunn has teased before that the titular heroes have “other fish to fry,” ultimately saving Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan for the two-part Infinity War.
As for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, those aforementioned newcomers will now join a star-studded ensemble that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close as the authoritative Nova Prime leader, Irani Rael.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will blast into theaters on May 5, 2017.