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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Release Date: May 5, 2017

Director: James Gunn

Writer: James Gunn


  • Bradley Cooper – Rocket Raccoon
  • Chris Pratt – Star-Lord/Peter Quill
  • Zoe Saldana – Gamora
  • Vin Diesel – Groot
  • Dave Bautista – Drax
  • Karen Gillan – Nebula
  • Michael Rooker – Yondu Udonta
  • Sean Gunn – Kraglin
  • Pom Klementieff – Mantis

What you need to know

What do you do when a movie about an obscure band of space-faring heroes becomes one of the more pleasant surprises in your whole stable of superhero films? Reassemble the whole gang and let the director write and direct the sequel, of course!

While Gunn only reluctantly shared the credit with Nicole Perlman for the first Guardians of the Galaxy, this one should be entirely his baby. He’s said it will continue to not be closely linked to the story being told in the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning we won’t see the Guardians go head to head with Thanos. Instead, expect that the search for Star-Lord’s real father to be one of the big plot points.

Plus there will be action, humor and new characters like Mantis. Marvel felt confident enough to move Vol. 2 up several months from its initial date of July 28, 2017, so it’s obviously a priority for the company.

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