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'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' adds Kurt Russell, starts shooting

By Zaki JufriMovies - 18 February 2016 10:00 AM | Updated 6:35 PM

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' adds Kurt Russell, starts shooting

The gang is getting back together again.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' has begun principal photography, according to an announcement today by Marvel Studios.

Marvel also confirmed the long-rumored casting of Kurt Russell, an actor who may play a key role in the film's plot, which hinges on Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) search for his true father.

"My favorite movie as a small child was 'The Strongest Man in the World,' so I'm glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined," director James Gunn wrote on his Facebook page.

The update came with the first production photo, featuring the silhouettes of the film's heroes — Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and tiny Groot.

Russell will also be joined by Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan for the all-star follow-up to 2014 hit 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'.

Gunn also gave a clue about Canadian actress Klementieff's character, but declined to reveal the rest.

The first movie was a massive hit in 2014, topping $773 million at the global box office.

'Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2' opens in Singapore 4 May 2017.