With production officially underway on Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, it's time to find out if some of the rumored names that have been attached to the film have become official or not. And today, we're happy to report that Marvel and James Gunn have confirmed two of the names that have been floating around.
For starters, Gunn took to twitter to announce that Pom Klementieff is, indeed, playing Mantis. The actress (pictured above) had been rumored to be playing the role for some time.
And that's not all. Marvel has unveiled a fresh press release for the film, and it confirms earlier rumors that Kurt Russell has joined the cast:
“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."
Let the speculation about who Russell will be playing begin! Or continue.