Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, which is slated to arrive in cinemas summer 2017.

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Super,’ ‘Slither’). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ ‘Avatar’) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (‘Spectre,’ ‘Riddick’) as Drax; Vin Diesel (‘Furious 7,’ ‘The Last Witch Hunter’) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (‘Joy,’ ‘American Sniper’) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (‘Super,’ ‘Slither’) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (‘The Big Short,’ ‘Dr Who’) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (‘Super,’ ‘Gilmore Girls’) as Kraglin.

New additions to the cast include Pom Klementieff (‘Oldboy’), Elizabeth Debicki (‘The Man from UNCLE,’ ’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.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 lands in Irish cinemas in 2017.