And they’re off!

Marvel has begun principal photography for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with the Facebook announcement, the studio also confirmed some details on the long-rumoured cast members.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Source: Guardians of the Galaxy Facebook page

We now know that Canadian actress Pom Klementeiff (of “Oldboy” fame”) will be playing Mantis, the newest addition to the “Guardians of the Galaxy” squad. Elizabeth Debicki (of “The Great Gatsby” game) has taken on a role that’s still a secret for now. Chris Sullivan (of “The Knick” fame) is also now confirmed as part of the cast, though his role is open to speculation for the time being too.

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Last but not least, legendary American actor Kurt Russell (of “The Hateful Eight” fame) is confirmed to be playing the mysterious, non-human father to Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (played by Chris Pratt), a character whose true identity will not be the same as Peter’s father in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” Marvel comics.

Source: facebook.com/jgunn
Source: facebook.com/jgunn

Oh, and we said “last but not least” because according to director James Gunn, there are more surprises for us in the coming months!

The plot is as follows:

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.

Unfortunately, that’s all the information that we have for now. Fret not, more details will be revealed soon, likely by James Gunn himself.

Oh, and before we go, did anyone else notice tiny Groot in the cast picture?

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Little Groot

How Vin Diesel is going to pull off voicing that little one is beyond us. But we’ll just leave this here 😉

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The movie will also see a returning cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is slated to hit US theatres on 5th May 2017.

For more information, hit up the movie’s Facebook page.

Sources: Marvelscreenrant, James Gunn’s Facebook page / Featured image from Marvel.

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