Flanagan will play the right hand man of Yondu Udonta, the leader of The Ravagers
Sons Of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan has joined the cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2.
As well as bringing back familiar faces Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, director James Gunn has now added Flanagan to the mix.
According to Heroic Hollywood, Flanagan – who is best known for playing Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford in Sons Of Anarchy – will play “one of [Michael Rooker’s] Yondu’s ravagers who has a bounty on Rocket Racoon”, who will therefore “come into conflict with our oddball band of heroes”.
The Scottish star has previously had roles in Gotham, Peaky Blinders, Sin City, Gladiator, Braveheart, Alien Vs. Predator and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
As well as Flanagan, the likes of Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell have previously joined the movie, with Gunn tweeting that all the new additions are “amazing”.
It’s been heavily rumoured that Russell will play the father of Star-Lord, the film’s protagonist, played by Pratt.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
According to Marvel, the original Guardians of the Galaxy was a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning over $770 million at the worldwide box-office, and holds the record as the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 is due for release in the UK on April 28, 2017, before hitting the US on May 5.