Marvel knew it had a winner in their hands when even before Guardians of the Galaxy had it’s opening release day, they announced a sequel for what was considered their biggest risk. This meant that director James Gunn had plenty of work ahead of him, and immediately started working on the sequel.

After almost two years of writing, re-writing, and planning, Gunn has stationed himself in Atlanta where the cast, crew, and him will be filming for the next few months. There have been plenty of rumors about what could happen in this next movie ranging from planets, fathers, and a bigger team.

We should learn the validity of these rumors shortly as Gunn has just revealed that the first day of filming is February 11th.

Now that we know when production will start, we can only hope that set photos and an official cast list and synopsis are not far behind this date.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.

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