‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’: James Gunn Shares Behind-the-Scenes Photos

     February 1, 2016


The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy is officially back to work making the sequel, but apparently they’re already fucking up. Writer-director James Gunn posted a behind-the-scenes photo from the rehearsal sessions, and he teased that Mr. Drax the Destroyer is the only one getting it right. Nothing goes over this one’s head.

Gunn posted the image to social media featuring Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Dave Bautista, writing how “when someone’s screwing up a scene during rehearsals I show them Dave Bautista (Batista) as an example of good acting.” Also featured is Sean Gunn, who stands in for Rocket on set, while Bradley Cooper voices the gunslinging raccoon. James further wrote in the comments section how he always sits at Rocket’s relative height for reference.

When someone’s screwing up a scene during rehearsals I show them Dave Bautista (Batista) as an example of good acting. With Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Sean Gunn. #GotGVol2

Posted by James Gunn on Monday, February 1, 2016

Last week, James posted another photo from the rehearsals, this one featuring Michael Rooker, who plays the blue-skinned Yondu. Meanwhile, Bautista recently posted a photo of himself getting back into “#Draxmode” in the gym, and Saldana wrote on social media how “it’s officially ‘face and body art’ day for the next 5 months” of shooting.

Michael Rooker doesn’t like being shot during rehearsals (with Sean Gunn). #GotGVol2

Posted by James Gunn on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 continues the galactic adventures of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. Gunn, who also recently finished up the sequel’s script, said the story will address Peter Quill’s mystery daddy, which is a role for which Kurt Russell is in talks. The actor hasn’t been formally confirmed for the gig just yet, but he acknowledged the talks after reports surfaced. Elsewhere, Karen Gillan will return as Nebula, while Benicio Del Toro said he doesn’t think he’ll be back as The Collector, which seems odd considering news of his casting in the first film was accompanied by the reveal of his multi-film contract.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is scheduled for theaters on May 5, 2017. But first, we have to move through Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange.


Image via Marvel Studios

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