Kurt Russell Confirmed For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’, Principal Photography Begins


It’s been rumored for months now that Marvel was interested in recruiting Kurt Russell for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and now he’s officially signed on. Director James Gunn provided a big update on the movie today and he seems absolutely thrilled about the fact that Kurt Russell has joined the cast. Gunn posted the following on Facebook:

“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.”

Unfortunately Gunn didn’t provide any details regarding who Kurt Russell will be playing so his role remains a mystery. He also noted that Chris Sullivan, Elizabeth Debicki and Pom Klementieff have joined the cast as well. He confirmed that Pom will be playing Mantis.

But casting announcements weren’t the only thing revealed today. James Gunn also shared a new teaser image along with the news that principal photography on the film started today.

A new synopsis for the film has also been released and you can check it out below.

“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.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.