Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is slated for a May 5, 2017 release date. Yesterday, principal photography began on the sequel, and a teaser image showed off one interesting tidbit about the cast.
Peter Quill/Star Lord is front and center in the shadowy cast reveal, as is Drax, Gamora, and Rocket Raccoon. And there’s also Groot in the picture… Tiny Groot:
It appears Groot hasn’t fully recovered from saving the day at the end of the original film. Or perhaps this is just a wink to the previous adventure.
We don’t have an official synopsis of the film as of yet, but Marvel Studios released this brief statement.
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.
We do know Benicio Del Toro will return as The Collector, and likely the team is searching for Peter Quill’s origins. Marvel Studios made it official that Kurt Russell is part of the cast and presumably Star Lord’s father.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana as Gamora; Dave Bautista as Drax; Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker as Yondu; Karen Gillan as Nebula; and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.
We shall see in May 2017.