James Gunn Reveals ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’ Cast

For a few weeks new, director James Gunn has teased the cast for his upcoming sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 will be released soon. Earlier this morning, he took to social media to release a few new names.

The director released a cool teaser image, showing off the characters from the first film, including a miniature Groot.

The caption revealed that original cast members, Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon), and Vin Diesel (Groot) will all be returning in the sequel.

New cast members include Kurt Russel, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan. If you remember towards the end of last year, Heroic Hollywood reported that Kurt Russel was in the running for Peter Quill’s father. Gunn has neither confirmed or denied that rumor, so be on the lookout for confirmation soon. So far, thanks to another Tweet posted by Gunn, we only have confirmation on the role of Klementieff, who will be playing Mantis. Also released by Gunn and Marvel today was the first small synopsis of the film. Check it out.

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.

What are your guys’ thoughts on the cast? Are you looking forward to the sequel? Who or what is Peter Quill’s father? Comment your thoughts below!


Official photography on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has started, and I couldn't be more stoked. My favorite movie as a small child was The Strongest Man in the World, so I'm glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined. The last few days around here with him and our other new cast members, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan, have been some of the best of my life. I never thought anyone was missing from our island of misfit toys, but now that these folks are here there feels like there was. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Glenn Close are all returning. We'll have more surprises for you in the coming months. But, for now, this will have to do. I have to get back to set! Have a great day, everybody.

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