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James Gunn says Kurt Russell and Chris Pratt have a ‘jaw-dropping’ scene together in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

March 30th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

Guardians of the Galaxy will be a seminal moment, combining nerd-gods young and old in Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell. Pratt will be returning as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and Russell has joined the cast in an unspecified role.

“We just shot a scene with Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell,” Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said at the beginning of his live stream on Facebook from the set of the upcoming Marvel Studios film. “I cannot show you – they are in their costumes – but it was magnificent and really exciting.”

Gunn’s girlfriend, actress Jen Holland agreed with his excitement over the scene with Pratt and Russell, saying, “Loved it. I think it’s gonna be great.”

During the same broadcast, Gunn shared a moment he and Star-Lord shared just a bit prior to going on-air: “About an hour ago, I was sitting with Chris [Pratt] and I said, ‘You know what, we’re really truly blessed that we have this group of people around us,’” Gunn says.

We’re working with Kurt Russell who has been an absolute delight.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).

Based on the Marvel comic characters first published in 1969, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes “Captain America: Civil War” on May 6, 2016; “Doctor Strange,” November 4, 2016; “Spider-Man,” July 7, 2017; and “Thor: Ragnarok” on November 3, 2017.

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.