Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, shot at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in 2016 and is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017.
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.