Gunn answered a fan’s question on Facebook about when filming starts, but stated he doesn’t known a specific date.
“In February. Not sure of the actual date,” Gunn offered.
James Gunn also recently confirmed Vin Diesel will be back as the voice of Groot.
No specific plot details are known about the sequel, but Gunn has hinted Star-Lord’s origins and father will be explored as well as the movie may take a slighly more serious approach.
Gunn also previously said there will be less characters in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 than the first “because everything is just getting too sprawling and too crazy for me in these superhero comic book movies.”
Gunn did confirm they will be introducing a new character.
“There’s just too many characters so you can’t concentrate on one and really get to know that character, and I really want to get to know the characters that we know better, and yeah, we will be introducing a new character,” Gunn said.
In addition to the five core members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Yondu, Nebula and Kraglin have been said to be returning as well.
Maybe Gunn can stick Richard Rider Nova, that he cut from the first movie, somewhere, too? (Help us, Obi Gunn. You’re our only hope).
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Vol. 2 hits May 5, 2017.