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Marvel Studios has announced the start of production on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2! They have also confirmed the returning cast members and announced all new ones! Click on to find out who they are!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2 will again be written and directed by James Gunn. The returning cast members are Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin.

There is no word on the return of John C. Reilly or Benicio Del Toro as Corpsman Dey or The Collector.

Here are the newcomers:

POM KLEMENTIEFF

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Klementieff has already been announced as a cast member and it sounds like she is playing a new “Guardian” named Mantis. Awesome.

ELIZABETH DEBICKI

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I just watched THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. a few nights ago and Debicki lit up the screen every moment she was on it. She certainly can and has played incredibly classy and mysterious women. I would love to see her play against type and do something a little more grounded and funny. This would be the best movie to play that sort of role…

CHRIS SULLIVAN

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I honestly don’t know anything about this actor having never watched THE DROP or THE KNICK… and that is pretty damn exciting. He looks like a pretty big dude, so maybe he is playing a physical foil to Dave Bautista’s Drax.

and KURT RUSSELL

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He’s been rumored to be taking the part of Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s father, but now all that has been confirmed is that the great Kurt Russell is joining the cast of GOTG2. It’s a pretty good bet, at this point, that he is playing Peter Quill’s dad and is an alien of some sort.  This is perfect casting and I can’t wait to see Pratt and Russell share a scene together.

This all sounds terrific!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2 will be coming to get your love on May 5, 2017.

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