Guardians of the Galaxy was an American superhero film that was released back in 2014. The film, directed by James Gunn was quite successful in the box office. It starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper among others.
Rumors regarding the sequel to the film has been floating around the internet for a while now. James Gunn is once again helming the directors’ chair for this upcoming film which has been titled Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Just recently it was announced by Marvel Studios that the principal photography of the film has begun. The film studio has also released the first production photo of Guardians of Galaxy 2. The image shows the silhouettes of the frontline characters of the film- Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and a tiny version of Groot.
Chirrs Pratt, Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana are confirmed to be back on board to reprise their respective roles which are- Star-Lord, Drax and Gamora. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper will once again lend their voices to the characters of Groot and Rocket Raccoon respectively.
Apart from these, the film will also feature Kurt Russel, Pom Klementieff, Chris Sullivan and Elizabeth Debicki. It has also just been confirmed that Sons of Anarchy famed Tommy Flanagan has joined the cast of Guardians of Galaxy 2. The renowned actor will definitely make for a solid addition to the already amazing cast of the film.
However, no specific details regarding the character that he will be portraying in the film is available as of yet. Certain rumors claim that he will be a part of the group of Ravagers. The group of Ravagers will reportedly have a bounty out on Rocket Raccoon. It was reported that this might lead to some sort of unrest among the group of Guardians.
Tommy Flanagan played the role of Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford in Sons of Anarchy. His portrayal of Chibs as a loyal member of the motorcycle gang in the show has been greatly appreciated by both fans and critics.
The actor is currently busy with the filming of a movie titled Sand Castle. The film will also star Henry Cavil and Nicholas Hoult alongside Flanagan.
It is being speculated that Kurt Russel will play the father of Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord in the film. The group of Guardians will continue their quest for finding out more about Star-Lord’s father. They will try to find out why his father left him behind on earth and then sent the Ravagers at a later point of time to bring him back.
The Ravagers were recently teased by the director of the film James Gunn when a posted an image of the logo of the said group on Facebook.
Karen Gillanwho played the character of Nebula in the first movie recently stated that the second movie will reveal more about the character. At the Wizard World Comic Con which was recently held in Cleveland, Gillan was asked several questions regarding her character.
She stated that the character of Nebula was a cybernetically enhanced being which meant that she was part human and part robot. She also added that the upcoming film will shed more light onto the background of the character.
Chris Pratt had earlier revealed that he has gone through the script of the movie and it made him emotional. He stated that since he is a father himself now, the angle between his character Star-Lord and his father brought tears to his eyes.
It was previously reported that Matthew McConaughey was approached to play the role of Star-Lord’s father in Guardians 2. However, the unfortunate demise of the actor forced the filmmakers to rope in Kurt Russel as his alternative.