The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy and the first of three films from Marvel set to release in 2017 begins production in a matter of weeks. Writer and director James Gunn returns alongside the entire cast of cosmic characters for the followup which shoots at Pinewood's newest studio in Atlanta (where Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War were made as well).
Gunn has been there for months already prepping Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and promises it will be more emotional and feature fewer characters overall in an effort to spend more screen time with familiar faces so viewers can get to know them better. Central to this "story about fathers" will of course be half-human, half-unknown protagonist Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) whose identity has been the subject of much speculation since the first film's debut.
We may not know who this character is outside of it being someone different than in Marvel Comics, but it won't be long until we find out who's playing Star-Lord's dad since he's already been cast! Before we delve into that, the cast assembled this week to begin rehearsals and script reading sessions - a screenplay Gunn spend a full year working on.
Even MORE excited for #GotGVol2 after our table read yesterday. Our returning cast is even better & our new cast is amazing.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 27, 2016
Finally made it to Atlanta to start tormenting those Guardians of the Galaxy.
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) January 26, 2016