The “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel has gotten a fitting title.
“Yes, the official title for the @Guardians sequel is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2.” writer-director James Gunn announced on Monday.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 29, 2015
The title takes comes from Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt’s character) famous mixtape, “Awesome Mix Vol. 1,” which played a pivotal role in the original film.
Gunn confirmed the news after Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige let the title slip prematurely during an interview with Collider at a press junket for “Ant-Man.” Filming is set to begin next year in London.
“We start shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in February-March 2016,” he told the site.
Marvel/Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ hits theaters on May 5, 2017.