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MOVIES: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 - News Roundup *Updated 21st April 2017*

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New Promotional Photos

20th April 2017 - New Clip
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18th April 2017 - New Clip
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24th March 2017 - In Theaters May 5 TV Spot
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23rd March 2017 - Character and IMAX Posters

12th March 2017 - Sneak Peek
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New Trailer and Poster

27th February 2017 - Teaser Trailer
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12th February 2017 - TV Spot 3
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5th February 2017 - New Poster

5th February 2017 - Super Bowl TV Spot

  • 4th December 2016 - Teaser Trailer 2

  • 19th October 2016 - Teaser Poster + Teaser Trailer

  • 24th July 2016 - Star Lord's Father Revealed

  • 24th July 2016 - New Logo

  • 15th July - Concept Art
    In this concept art for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, you can see all your favorites: Drax, Groot, Yondu, Star-Lord, Rocket, Nebula, and Gamora. But wait! Who’s that alien lady with the antennae?

    The answer is a brand-new character named Mantis, an acquaintance of the Guardians played by actress Pom Klementieff (Spike Lee’s Oldboy). “She has never really experienced social interaction,” says executive producer Jonathan Schwartz. “Everything she learns about dealing with people, she learns from the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a very weird group to learn your social intricacies from.”

    Mantis may not be the only new character, according to Schwartz, who says audiences will be treated to a very different Groot from the stoic man-tree of the original 2014 film. “He doesn’t have the wisdom and experience of that Groot,” Schwartz says. “He’s a younger Groot and a more rambunctious Groot. The question is, is he the same Groot, just smaller? Or is he a different Groot that’s sprung up from the seed of the first Groot?”

  • 17th June 2016 - Several Key Cast Members Have Wrapped
    Over the past few days, James Gunn has also announced that stars such as Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Glenn Close (Nova Prime) and Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) have wrapped on the sequel. He also added that Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin) are still shooting. We'll be sure to keep you posted when principal photography fully wraps on Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

  • 25th April 2016 - Nathan Fillion To Cameo As Wonder Man
    Fan favorite Firefly star Nathan Fillion is Simon Williams, a.k.a. Wonder Man, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

    In the Marvel Comics Universe, Simon Williams is a former members of the Masters of Evil, and brother of villain the Grim Reaper, who reformed and joined the Avengers. Williams eventually retired from the Avengers to pursue an acting career. He was later dragged back into the Avengers’ active roster, despite becoming a pacifist, as a member of the Avengers Unity Division. He paid the ultimate price while defending the Earth from the Apocalypse Twins.

    Photos surfaced online (via Jonathan Hunter) recently that show Fillion’s face on several mock movie posters surrounding a theater in Cartersville, Ga. The theater’s marquee reveals the theater is hosting a Simon Williams movie festival. The posters range in tone from romantic comedy Oh, Rebecca, to a Conan-esque poster for a movie about Conan-esque Marvel Comics character Arkon, and a Steve Jobs style poster for a biopic about Tony Stark, all starring Williams.

  • 27th February 2016 - Tommy Flanagan Joins Cast
    Tommy Flanagan has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” sources confirmed to Variety.

    Heroic Hollywood first reported the news, saying Flanagan will play one of the Ravagers who have a bounty out on Rocket Raccoon, which causes conflict within the group.

    Principal photography began on the film at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta on Wednesday.

  • 17th February 2016 - Production Begins - Press Release

    Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.

    “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).

    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.

    “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.

    Director James Gunn’s creative team also includes director of photography Henry Braham (“The Legend of Tarzan,” “The Golden Compass”); production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Tomorrowland”); editors Fred Raskin (“The Hateful Eight,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Craig Wood (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”); three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”); Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”); stunt coordinator Tommy Harper (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ); co-producer / first assistant director Lars Winther (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”); and six-time Oscar® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Captain America: Civil War,” “The Avengers”).

    The original “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning over $770 million at the worldwide box-office, and holds the record as the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, the film’s soundtrack went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy®.

    Based on the Marvel comic characters first published in 1969, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes “Captain America: Civil War” on May 6, 2016; “Doctor Strange,” November 4, 2016; “Spider-Man,” July 7, 2017; and “Thor: Ragnarok” on November 3, 2017.

    Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success in 2015 with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” At the time of release, the film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with a $191.3 million box office. It has also been the #1 release in every country where it has opened and has grossed over $1.4 billion in global box office. The studio also successfully launched another franchise with “Ant-Man,” starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. The film opened #1 at the box office on July 17 and went on to gross more than $519 million at the worldwide box office. The film propelled the Marvel brands’ #1 domestic box-office opening streak to a record-breaking 12 consecutive films.


  • 14th January 2016 - Final Draft Of Script Complete + Bradley Cooper And Karen Gillan Returning

    Coming to you presently, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista (Batista), Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel.

    Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • 30th December 2015 - Thanos Not Expected to Appear
    We don't know when we'll see the Marvel Cinematic Universe's big bad Thanos next but it won't come in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

    Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, advised, "I wouldn't look too hard in [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2] for Thanos." We were going to, seeing as Thanos made his first non-post-credits scene appearance in the first Guardians.

    Sure, we'll have to wait, but it sounds like it will be worth it. Fans have criticized Thanos for sitting around in his floating throne somewhere in the galaxy without doing anything himself, but Feige says that won't be the case next time. Remember, he grabbed himself an Infinity Gauntlet by the time Avengers: Age of Ultron's credits were through. "The next time we see Thanos he will not be messing around. It will be, 'Oh, that's why they've been teasing this villain for five years,'" Feige explained while speaking to Empire magazine.

  • 16th December 2015 - Kurt Russell Eyed to Play Chris Pratt’s Dad
    As “The Hateful Eight” prepares to storm theaters, its star Kurt Russell has emerged as James Gunn‘s choice to play Chris Pratt‘s father in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” multiple individuals familiar with the film’s casting process have told TheWrap.

    Marvel has not officially offered Russell the coveted part yet, nor has Russell read the script, but meetings are expected to take place soon.

    Representatives for Marvel and Russell declined to comment.

  • 29th October 2015 - Pom Klementieff Cast in a Mystery Role
    Marvel conducted a wide search for its mystery part, which called for an Asian actress, doing several rounds of chemistry reads.

    Relative unknown Pom Klementieff has nabbed one of the new key roles in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

    The role is a big break for Klementieff, who has mostly worked in France. She did, however, appear in Spike Lee’s recent remake of Japanese thriller Oldboy in a role that demanded physicality and martial arts. Oldboy was her entrée into American and English-language movies.

  • 15th September 2015 - Can't Use A Certain Alien Race For An Unusual Reason

    While writing Guardians scripts I like to use the names of characters from the comics as much as possible - it makes...

    Posted by James Gunn on Friday, September 11, 2015

  • 15th September 2015 - Filming About To Commence
    Thanks to RD for the heads up.

    Two Directors One Diesel, with Vin Diesel and James Wan at my going away party last night before I leave for Atlanta for...

    Posted by James Gunn on Saturday, September 12, 2015

  • 26th August 2015 - Vin Diesel Returning
    Answering fan questions on Facebook, James Gunn confirmed that Vin Diesel will be back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as everyone’s favorite space tree.

    It’s not exactly clear what Groot will look like in Vol. 2, as when we last saw the enormous humanoid tree, he was reduced to a tiny (dancing) sprout. Diesel recorded countless versions of Groot’s signature phrase (“I am Groot”) for the original, even saying his lines in French, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portugese, and Mandarin.


  • 23rd July 2015 - Filming Dates Revealed
    According to sources, filming is currently looking at starting on February 15th 2016 and ending on August 15th 2016. Dates are subject to change.


  • 29th June 2015 - Official Title Announced

  • 3rd June 2015 - Extra Information Teased
    No Hulk.

    No Captain Marvel

    On the possibility of including Rom: “Rom: Spaceknight I cannot do because Marvel does not have the rights.” He did confirm before that his favorite character will be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.


  • 2nd June 2015 - First Draft Of Script Complete


  • 28th October 2014 - Marvel Studios Moves Release Date
    We previously reported that the sequel to Marvel's hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" would cruise into theaters in July of 2017...but Star-Lord and his crew have had a change of mind!

    The Guardians will now return May 5, 2017, with writer/director James Gunn also returning to helm our oddball heroes' next adventure.

    While we can't give you a title or any more details just yet, fret not, because we've got plenty of other news coming your way on Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on the Guardians and more as it develops!

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