In a blog post today, Marvel have officially announced that the sequel to 2014’s smash hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, has entered production.
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.
Imaginatively titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, the sequel will pick up where the original left off, with Chris Pratt’s Star Lord leading his band of rebellious heroes on another exciting jaunt across the galaxy. Whilst plot specifics of the new film aren’t know at the time, director James Gunn has been actively tweeting updates from the set over the past few months, and has accompanied Marvel’s announcement by confirming speculation that Hollywood legend Kurt Russell will star in the sequel.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 17, 2016
With the new film centring around Quill’s quest to uncover his “true parentage”, many have long theorised that Russell has been chosen to play Quill’s father, whoever he may be. Russell has been linked to a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for a while now, and although we haven’t got any official word on who Quill’s father is, Bradley Cooper may have ‘accidentally’ let the information slip whilst promoting Burnt just before Christmas 2015, a move director Gunn quickly debunked, once more via Twitter.
In response to all the stories coming out, Bradley Cooper didn’t reveal anything. He just got the script and hasn’t read it yet. I promise.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 9, 2015
In any case, it seems we’ll have to wait until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is released in the UK on 28 April 2017 to find out if there’s any truth to these rumours. The film reunites returning stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker and Vin Diesel, as well as introducing Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Pom Klementieff to the franchise.