'Guardians 2' Gets a New Member, McConaughey Passes on Villain

'Guardians 2' Gets a New Member, McConaughey Passes on Villain
With writer-director James Gunn already starting pre-production in Atlanta on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the casting process has gotten under way as well. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that newcomer Pom Klementieff (Oldboy) has signed on for a mystery role in the highly-anticipated superhero sequel, which is scheduled to start production in February 2016. Variety also reports that Marvel and James Gunn wanted Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to play the unspecified villain, but he turned down the role.

Insiders claim that a final decision on the villain role should be made within the next two weeks, but it isn't clear who the front runners may be, after Matthew McConaughey passed. The actor revealed in May that he has been offered both Marvel and DC Comics projects, but he wouldn't specify which scripts he read. It's worth noting that James Gunn didn't finish the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 until early June,
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