Superhero Sequel Updates: 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' and 'Wolverine 3'

Superhero Sequel Updates: 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' and 'Wolverine 3'

Jan 28, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy

Earlier this week, the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 gathered to read the script together and writer/director James Gunn shared a playful photo, captioned: "Table read this morning … Somebody spelled [Chris Pratt's] name wrong so I fixed it."

James Gunn

That's one indicator of his good mood about the script he's written. In response to questions from readers, Gunn confirmed that his screenplay has been finalized -- including a post-credits scene -- and noted that he's already selected the songs that will be featured on the soundtrack. The day following the table read, he shared his feelings.

As to the cast, we know that Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker will be returning, as well as the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, with Kurt Russell rumored to be under consideration. Gunn stated that he's been assured a full cast announcement "will be very soon." The director also noted that production will begin "in a couple weeks."

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will open in theaters on May 5, 2017.


The Wolverine

Two months before that sequel, the third stand-alone movie featuring Wolverine from the X-Men series is scheduled for release. According to star Hugh Jackman, however, it's not yet been decided when production will begin.

In a recent interview with Collider, Jackman stated: "We have a script. A full script. To tell you, two days ago I got that the full finished -- well, it’s not finished, but we’re getting super close -- as you can see by the rate of my facial hair. That might give you a good clue that perhaps…yeah, it’s sooner rather than later."

Though a start date has not yet been determined, Jackman added: "My thing and I’ve told you and I’ve told everyone, it’s my last one, for me I want it to be perfect, so the moment I know it’s perfect, bang, we’ll go."

The third Wolverine movie, not yet officially titled, is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017.

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