'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Begins Shooting in the US February 2016
by Ethan Anderton
April 6, 2015
Unfortunately, the release of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is still over two years away with Marvel Studios set to put the film in theaters on May 5th, 2017. And therefore, it'll still be awhile before the sequel to last year's satisfying sci-fi adventure goes in front of cameras. But the good news is that we at least know when the film will begin production. Speaking with Periscope (via Superhero Hype), director James Gunn revealed that the sequel will star filming in February of 2016 in Pinewood Studios in Atlanta Georgia (so not the same Pinewood Studios that Star Wars: The Force Awakens shot in last year). That's some good news!
Gunn also teased, "Early storyboard for #GotG2. What do you think of the direction?" on Facebook:
Marvel has a good working relationship with Pinewood since they shot Ant-Man there, and the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War will be shot there too. So far, we don't know what the sequel will be about, but it has been said that we'll dig deeper into the backstories of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Drax (Dave Bautista). In addition, Michael Rooker will be back as Yondu, and there's likely an element having to deal with Star-Lord's father, as teased in the first film. It'll be awhile before we get anymore details, so just stay tuned.