Marvel Studios officially announced filming is now underway on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with James Gunn back as writer and director. Filming is taking place at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel which is set for a May 5, 2017 theatrical release. The studio also confirmed Kurt Russell, Chris Sullivan, Elizabeth Debicki, and Pom Klementieff have joined the cast.
Returning cast members include 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. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee are executive producing with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige producing.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy was released on August 1, 2014 and rang up over $770 million during its theatrical run. Guardians currently holds the record as the “most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
The behind the scenes crew includes director of photography Henry Braham, production designer Scott Chambliss, and editors Fred Raskin and Craig Wood. Judianna Makovsky is the costume designer and Chris Townsend is the film’s visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend. Tommy Harper’s on board as the stunt coordinator Tommy Harper and Dan Sudick is the special effects supervisor.
The very basic plot description: “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.”