Clear your calendar for May 5, 2017 because today Marvel Studios has confirmed that Guardians of of the Galazy Vol. 2 is a definite, to the surprise of absolutely no one; I mean, the movie made metric shit tons of money ($773.3 million), achieved a certified fresh score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and featured a likely Infinity Wars teaser. You’d have to be dumb to not make a sequel out of that.
James Gunn will be returning to direct the sequel, and fan favorites Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel will be reprising their roles. In addition, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will also include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”). Their exact roles are not yet clear, although their is a lot of fan speculation on that, plus what the new storyline will be. I’d put my money on Vol. 2 using the comic’s Annihilation War storyline as plot fodder.