The upcoming sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy appropriately titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 won’t be out in theaters until May 5, 2017 but the good news is everybody from the first film will be back for the second.
The news comes courtesy of Guardians director James Gunn, who confirmed the news via Twitter on Wednesday.
While it’s no secret that Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista were already on board to return for the sequel, no one knew for sure about Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, who both did voiceover work for the first movie but didn’t actually appear in person in the movie.
You can sleep well tonight because Diesel will be Grooting it up once again in the sequel while Cooper will reprise his role as gun toting mini-hero Rocket Raccoon.
Filming on the sequel isn’t expected to start until next year, but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will definitely be one of the most highly anticipated films coming out in 2017.
Yes, the Guardians are all returning. https://t.co/fVYLDIpv6c
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 27, 2015
Bradley attended the Los Angeles premiere for Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” yesterday evening. We have added the first batch with HQ photos in our gallery. Many thanks to our friend Nicole for her donations!
The promotion for “Guardians Of The Galaxy” will begin next week. So far it has been announced that Bradley will make an appearance on two talk shows. You can find the dates below but be sure to check your local listings for the time.
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Mo 7/21: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS
Fr 7/25: Bradley Cooper
Marvel released a new trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy” earlier this week. You can watch it below and you can find the teasers of the trailer after the jump.
Marvel released the first footage with voice-over of Rocket. You can watch and listen to it below.
Rocket speaks for the very first time as Bradley Cooper lends his voice to the tiny titan in a new look at Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in theaters August 1
The first trailer of “Guardians of the Galaxy” aired yesterday during Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can watch it below.
Rocket Raccoon has finally found his voice!
Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper has officially joined the cast of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” lending his voice to the fan-favorite raccoon that will join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) on their epic adventure.
Cooper has previously starred in “Silver Linings Playbook,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar®, “Limitless,” “Place Beyond the Pines” and the “Hangover” trilogy, the latter of which has grossed $1.4 billion globally. He will next be seen in “American Hustle” which will reunite him with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell. “Guardians of the Galaxy” will mark Cooper’s first voiceover work.
In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action “Guardians of the Galaxy” will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014, but in the meantime stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest news as it breaks, including official casting, first looks and more!
In addition to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015.