Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 begins filming!
Director James Gunn has always had a strong presence in social media. Fans can always expect to find cool behind the scenes photos, hear great stories and read relevant insight on filmmaking in general. Today, Gunn took to his Facebook page to announce that the eagerly anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy has begun filming. He not only shared this cool official photo but also announced new and returning cast members.
Gunn posted this on his official Facebook page:
"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."
In 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy became an unexpected sleeper hit that struck a chord with both genre fans and casual moviegoers. The film grossed $773 million at the worldwide box office.
Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrives in theatres on May 5, 2017.