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:
â€œGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2â€ is written and directed by James Gunn (â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ â€œSlitherâ€). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (â€œJurassic World,â€ â€œGuardians of the Galaxyâ€) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ â€œStar Trek Into Darknessâ€) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (â€œSpectre,â€ â€œGuardians of the Galaxyâ€) as Drax; Vin Diesel (â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ â€œFurious 7â€) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (â€œJoy,â€ â€œAmerican Sniperâ€) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ â€œJumperâ€) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ â€œThe Big Shortâ€) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ â€œGilmore Girlsâ€) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (â€œOldboyâ€), Elizabeth Debicki (â€œThe Great Gatsby,â€ â€œEverestâ€), Chris Sullivan (â€œThe Knick,â€ â€œThe Dropâ€) and Kurt Russell (â€œThe Hateful Eight,â€ â€œFurious 7â€).
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, â€œGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2â€ continues the teamâ€™s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quillâ€™s true parentage.”
Let the speculation about who Russell will be playing begin! Or continue.