'Guardians of the Galaxy' Cast Share Behind the Scenes Photos of Sequel

Spoiler: the cast of the first movie is back for the second.
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The release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is more than a year away, but cast and crew are already teasing the follow-up to Marvel's summer 2014 hit on social media as rehearsals get under way.

Director James Gunn and lead actors Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana have shared behind-the-scenes images teasing the May 2017 release, with the cast preparing for the upcoming shoot at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios. Along with those three, the shots include Michael Rooker, who plays Star Lord's space pirate father figure, Yondu, Sean Gunn (Kraglin, Yondu's second-in-command, as well as the on-set stand-in for Rocket Racoon) and Dave Bautista, who plays the oversized Drax.

In the caption to his Instagram post, Pratt said that he "can't even tell you how excited I am" about the sequel. "I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. I suggest trying that. That way instead of saying 'I'm very excited' say, 'I'm exhilarated.' Never too late to learn words."

Plot details for the second film are currently being kept under wraps, although Gunn has revealed that the movie will address an unanswered question from the first installment — namely, the identity of Star Lord's father, with Kurt Russell to play the still-unnamed character.

 

Rehearsals for #GotGVol2 with @thejudgegunn, @michael_rooker, & #vonspears.

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Using Bautista as an example of good acting during rehearsals for #GotGVol2. With @zoesaldana, @prattprattpratt and @thejudgegunn.

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Feels good to be back in action on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am. Ok I'll try. I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. I suggest trying that. That way instead of saying "I'm very excited" say, "I'm exhilarated." Never too late to learn words. The pen is mightier than the sword. I never got that. I could whoop someone's ass if I had a sword and they only had a pen. WAIT!!! Now I get it. Cause you could use a giant pen with a dagger on one end? And a gun on the other end? No? Whatever. Point is... Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Is going to be the greatest spectacle film of all time. This is not.... bear with me... using online thesaurus..... Hyperbole! This is not hyperbole!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled for release May 5, 2017.

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