'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Latest News & Updates: New Info Rises for Marvel Film Prior to Release; Director Shows Faith in Movie

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"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" certainly has some teasers lined up for the many fans of the franchise. After a successful first installment, the crew is back for more on saving the universe but with some characters that others may have not even heard of.

According to Digital Spy, the latest low-down on "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is the revelation of Kurt Russell's role in the superhero flick. After the trailer unveiled that he is Peter Quill, otherwise, known as Star-Lord's (Chris Pratt) father, fans may be wondering as to who or what he actually is.

It was then confirmed that Russell plays the role of Ego the Living Planet, and as the name suggests, the original Marvel character is a sentient heavenly body which has a human depiction. As per IGN, how the character gave life to a human child in Peter Quill is still to be revealed, but fans can look forward to the promised extravaganza that is the visual effects rendering of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."

Director James Gunn said that "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" could possess the biggest visual effect ever made, with nothing like it. Gunn calls it rather "cool," comprised of trillions of polygons to good effect. For those curious of the surprises in store, Gunn was loose enough to disseminate a post-credits scene, as well as the potential third film in the series. It is still unclear as to whether Gunn will still be the one to direct the flick.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" will have Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper to take on Rocket and Dave Bautista portraying Drax. Other cast members include the returning Michael Rooker's Yondu Udonta, as well as Karen Gillan's Nebula. A newcomer to the team includes Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff. The film is slated to release on May 5, 2017.

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