Gunn made the announcement on his official Facebook page. “My favorite movie as a small child was ‘The Strongest Man in the World,’ so I’m glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined,” he wrote.
Gunn also announced that Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan have joined the cast in unspecified roles. Debicki played Victoria in the Guy Ritchie big screen adaptation of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Sullivan is known for his role as Tom Cleary on the Cinemax series “The Knick.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” was a major worldwide success when it premiered in Aug. 2014. The film grossed over $770 million at the box office, with over $330 million of that coming from the U.S.
“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” is set to premiere on May 5, 2017.