New Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Photo & Casting Info Revealed!

Feb 17, 2016

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has begun production and James Gunn has revealed the first cast photo featuring each of the original Guardians. This time we are also seeing tiny Groot first originally introduced at the end of the first film.

Although little Groot stole our hearts at the end of the first film, my question is, will we get to see him living large again?

Gunn took to Facebook earlier today to make the announcement:

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.

Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Rumors previously suggested that Russell will play Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father, J’Son but Gunn quickly debunked that myth. If J’Son is out of the picture, I could very well see Russell portraying Adam Warlock but only time will tell.

Who do you think Kurt Russell will be playing in Vol. 2? Also, did Gunn just mention “MCU” and “Moon Knight” in the same sentence. We can dream! Leave your thoughts on these in the comments below.

During the same Q&A, Gunn also confirmed that Pom Klementieff will be playing Mantis in the upcoming sequel.

There is no word on which characters Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan will be playing.