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Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Begins Production

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

For all you fans of the first "Guardians of the Galaxy,"  great news! Marvel Studios has announced that it has begun shooting at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. "Guardians of the Galaxy" was successful in both critics and audiences, not to mention, the films earning hit over $770 million at the worldwide box-office, and holds the record as the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, the film's soundtrack went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy®.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2Written and directed by James Gunn ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Slither") and produced by Marvel Studios' president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

The film brings you the return of the original cast, Chris Pratt ("Jurassic World," "Guardians of the Galaxy") as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Star Trek Into Darkness") as Gamora; Dave Bautista ("Spectre," "Guardians of the Galaxy") as Drax; Vin Diesel ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Furious 7") as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper ("Joy," "American Sniper") as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Jumper") as Fondu; Karen Gillan ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Big Short") as Nebula; and Sean Gunn ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Gilmore Girls") as Karolin.

In addition, the film will introduce new cast members which include Pom Klementieff ("Oldboy"), Elizabeth Debicki ("The Great Gatsby," "Everest"), Chris Sullivan ("The Knick," "The Drop") and Kurt Russell ("The Hateful Eight," "Furious 7").

"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's creative team happen to be top notch talent which includes director of photography Henry Braham ("The Legend of Tarzan," "The Golden Compass"); production designer Scott Chambliss ("Star Trek," "Tomorrowland"); editors Fred Raskin ("The Hateful Eight," "Guardians of the Galaxy") and Craig Wood ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"); three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky ("Captain America: Civil War," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"); Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend ("Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Iron Man 3"); stunt coordinator Tommy Harper ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" ); co-producer / first assistant director Lars Winther ("Captain America: Civil War," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"); and six-time Oscar® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick ("Captain America: Civil War," "The Avengers").

So all you Marvel comic book fans, Yes we have a long wait but at least it will happen. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" Target date, May 5, 2017.

For more information visit the Official Site marvel.com.

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