The Marvel Cinematic Universe is entering phase 3 and that includes Guardians of the Galaxy 2! According to reports the sequel just got a lot more bitchin’ as the cast has added science fiction veteran and hunky hero Nathan Fillion!
According to some on-set photos (not official photos mind you) it appears that Fillion is playing a character familiar to Marvel Comics fans, Simon Williams. The character is a long running character in the comic books and is an actor who has energy-based powers that give him super-strength, flight, and superhuman endurance.
In the photos we see a scene revolving what appears to be a “Simon Williams Film Festival” which takes place on Earth rather than out in the galaxy somewhere. It is also important to note that Williams once appeared as an Avenger in the comics, operating under the code name Wonder Man, so it may be possible that something could come up about it at some point. We won’t know for a while unfortunately.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is in process! Courtesy of James Gunn, the writer and director behind the first film, we have learned a few details about the upcoming sequel that everyone can’t wait for.
Despite being close-lipped on the plot for the sequel, Gunn revealed that the sequel will begin shooting next February at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The filming location is a new one for the franchise. The first film filmed in London with several scenes taking place though out locations in the city. Currently, Captain America: Civil War is filming at the same Atlanta studio where Ant-Man also recently wrapped principal photography.
According to Gunn, the script is currently in progress and the film treatment for the sequel has already been sent over to Marvel. Though Gunn did not reveal any plot details for the sequel. However, he did say that Karen Gillan would reprise her role as Nebula, the arch nemesis and adopted sister of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) for an appearance in the film. He was also confident that her appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would not require her to shave her head like she did for the first film.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has a premiere date for May 5, 2017.