Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrives in May, and we’ve got everything you need to know about it right here.
In 2014, Marvel continued their winning streak with the big-screen adaptation of comic book franchise Guardians Of The Galaxy. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, wrestler Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper, the film quickly became one of the runaway success of the year.
A sequel, therefore, was a no-brainer and in 2017 we’ll be getting the next instalment in what is likely to become one of Marvel’s most successful franchises. We go in on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 to discover its release date, which of the cast will be back and who’s going to feature on the massive soundtrack.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Trailer
Get a look at an actual scene from the movie in a new clip that dropped during the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards:
The full trailer was released in early December, which you can watch below
Here’s the third trailer, featuring the first teaser of Kurt Russell.
And along with it (and its big reveal at the end there) comes another beautiful poster. Check it out:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Release Date
The film is scheduled for UK release on April 28, 2017 and scheduled for US release on May 5th, 2017 .
The cast are returning
Zoe Saldana also returns as Gamora, as well as Vin Diesel as voice of the the beloved tree humanoid Groot (who’s now a baby, remember), and Bradley Cooper as raccoon bounty hunter, Rocket. Karen Gillian is also returning in the sequel as Nebula and in the second film, director James Gunn has revealed that her character will become huge part of the plot.
New cast members of Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Gunn has revealed that French actress Pom Klementieff is joining the cast as Mantis – a psychic woman who is the prophesied saviour of a race of alien trees. . Gunn also confirmed that Kurt Russell will be joining the cast and will be playing Star-Lord’s father, Ego. Fan favourite of TV show Sons of Anarchy , Tommy Flanagan also will star in the new film, playing the right hand man of Yondu Udonta, leader of the Ravagers.
Feature on the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy 2
The original film’s soundtrack are the two songs that feature in the trailer – ‘Come A Little Bit Closer’ by Jay and the Americans and ‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac – could feature on the soundtrack and Gunn was cryptic with his response. “Am I saying these songs are part of Awesome Mix Vol.2? Not necessarily. But they are great tunes…” he said on Facebook.
What’s happened to Groot ?
At the end of the first film, we saw Groot reborn into a baby/sapling version of himself. That little regeneration featured in the full trailer. Vin Diesel – who voiced the character in the first film – has revealed that Groot could be getting a solo film and that James Gunn would “love to do” it.
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