A couple of key news bits broke about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie today and worth checking out:
First up was a tweet from the official Guardians of the Galaxy Twitter account to inform that production of the sequel had begun.
— GuardiansOfTheGalaxy (@Guardians) February 17, 2016
Following up on that, it was confirmed that Kurt Russell would be playing Starlord’s dad. Up in the air who he will be (I think Marvel did a Snake Plissken book at one time so who knows). Sure to be a lot of spec on him once more details are revealed.
James Gunn confirmed what we already suspected, Pom Klementieff will play Mantis in the film. Mantis, who first appeared in Avengers #112, was once rumored to be in Avengers Age of Ultron, so I hope copies were picked up cheaper back then.
Also confirmed recently was Ego the Living Planet would appear in Guardians 2. Ego first appears in Thor #132.