The announcements continue to pour out of Marvel's Hall H Comic-Con panel, as a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel has just been confirmed for the summer of 2017.

James Gunn and Chris Pratt revealed via video that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been greenlit and set for a July 28th, 2017 release. The confirmation comes just one day after strong rumblings surfaced that Marvel Studios had tapped James Gunn to write and direct a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, which hits theaters on August 1st. There’s no word yet on whether or not Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the Guardians of the Galaxy script with Gunn, based on the comic book series by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, will return for the sequel. Gunn is no stranger to horror fans, as he wrote the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake and was the writer and director of the 2006 cult hit, Slither.

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the blanace.

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and Glenn Close as Nova Prime, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Racoon.


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