Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which began filming a little over a week ago, has reportedly added Braveheart actor Tommy Flanagan to its recently announced cast. Heroic Hollywood first reported the rumour and claims that the actor is set to play a Ravager.
The Ravagers are a group of interstellar thieves and smugglers, lead by Michael Rooker’s Yondu Udonta in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The site reports that in the sequel, Flanagan’s character will be Yondu’s “right hand man.”
Flanagan’s other film and TV roles include Gladiator, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Sin City, Smokin’ Aces, Sons of Anarchy and Revenge.
Lastly, as an interesting little tidbit, The Ravagers apparently “have a bounty out on Rocket Raccoon which causes conflict within the group” in the new film.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled for release on April 28th 2017 in the UK and on May 5th in the States, with director James Gunn reuniting with returning cast members Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Glenn Close (Nova Prime) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin) alongside new additions Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Chris Sullivan (The Drop), Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy) and Pom Klementieff (Oldboy).