James Gunn has Just Wrapped Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
And that's a wrap, folks. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. is in the can, a fact made official with an announcement on Facebook by director James Gunn and star Chris Pratt. The video came from Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where Gunn had some kind words for his crew, the men and women who make these movies possible, and so with little fanfare. There is no Star-Lord without costume designers, production designer, SFX supervisors and many, many more.
As for the film itself, there will be some major Guardian buzz come July—that's when Gunn, Pratt and some key cast members will be filing into Hall H at Comic-Con, possibly with some footage to show.
Your Vol 2. cast includes many of your favorites from the first film; 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 Yondu; Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin.
Your new stars include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and, drum roll please…Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Furious 7)—the identity of his character could be a major reveal, considering we still don't know who Peter Quill's father is.
You can watch the video announcement with James Gunn and Chris Pratt here.