"We, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, are coming to San Diego Comic Con this year," filmmaker James Gunn announced. "We're going to be there. I'm gonna be there. Chris Pratt's gonna be there. A bunch of the gang is going to be there. And we're gonna show you guys something pretty cool"
Gunn made the announcement today in a new Facebook Live video, which starts off with Gunn announcing that Chris Pratt has officially wrapped filming on the sequel.
"This is going to be the greatest spectacle film of all-time," an emotional Pratt says to the cast and crew on set. "And each of us have our name on it. And each of us have a piece of it. And for our entire lives, people are going to be really impressed that we did this movie."
Marvel Studios stepped aside last year, letting other films/studios take the Comic Con spotlight, but this year, Marvel is taking back the reins. Earlier this month, director Scott Derrickson confirmed that Doctor Strange was headed to the multi-genre entertainment and comic convention, and now, we can add a major presence from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Can't wait to see what else Marvel has planned!
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 written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (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, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.