Production wrapped on James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel back in June in Atlanta, but it looks like the film is gearing up for additional shooting to fill in some gaps.
Actress Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in the film, revealed on social media this week she is going back to work on the film, saying these are the “easiest reshoots ever” and “the movie is already insanely good”. It’s not clear what other cast members are also returning or how long the reshoots will take, though Gillan adds she’s “excited to be back with the gang”.
The comments follow on from a story yesterday when it was revealed during a Q&A session that 20th Century Fox let go of the rights to the character Ego the Living Planet as part of a trade with Marvel Studios. Ego appears in the “Guardians” sequel, played by Kurt Russell, and director James Gunn has confirmed the story is true in a Facebook post today:
“Yes, this is true! When I first pitched Ego as Quill’s father, I THOUGHT we owned the character. After I had worked out a very elaborate story with Ego the Living Planet as a very important part of the Marvel cosmic universe, I learned that we actually didn’t own the character. I had no back up plan, and it would be nearly impossible to just drop another character in. Thank God Fox came to us and wanted to make a trade.”
Gunn also spoke about the reshoots, saying: “I’ve picked up shots in every movie I’ve ever directed, as Marvel has in every movie they’ve ever made, as we go thru editing.” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens May 5th.