Official Photography Has Started on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

We’re big fans of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It was fun, it was exciting, and it was in space — three things we’re really into. And while it was ostensibly a superhero movie, it was honestly much more of a light space opera.

One we’re pretty ecstatic is getting a sequel.

Well, we’re happy to say that filming has begun on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as director James Gunn posted an image to Facebook saying he was “stoked” that photography had begun. Gunn also confirmed that Kurt Russell is officially a part of the film’s cast, joining other newcomers Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan.

Rounding out the rest of the cast, of course, are the returning Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close.

Honestly? I don’t think we could be anymore hyped about this movie, and 2017 (which will give us both this and Star Wars Episode VIII) is going to be a pretty great year.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 comes out May 5, 2017.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”