Filming on Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is set to begin next month, but star Chris Pratt is already getting himself ready for his return to space. The actor, already in Atlanta where the film is being shot, took a photo of himself in costume, listening to “Awesome Mix, Vol. 2" on his walkman and posted a message for all the Marvel fans out there promising Guardians 2 would be the “greatest spectacle film of all time.”

OK, so Pratt is definitely a little excited for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and may be prone to exaggerating, but cut the man some slack; this is the movie that made him a star. Here’s what Pratt had to say:

Feels good to be back in action on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am. Ok I'll try. I'm ecstatic. I'm bursting with joy. I'm overwhelmed by feelings of enthusiasm, joy, gratitude, conviviality, camaraderie, elation, exhilaration. I just used an online thesaurus for these words. I suggest trying that. That way instead of saying "I'm very excited" say, "I'm exhilarated." Never too late to learn words. The pen is mightier than the sword. I never got that. I could whoop someone's ass if I had a sword and they only had a pen. WAIT!!! Now I get it. Cause you could use a giant pen with a dagger on one end? And a gun on the other end? No? Whatever. Point is… Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Is going to be the greatest spectacle film of all time. This is not.... bear with me… using online thesaurus..... Hyperbole! This is not hyperbole!

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Pratt, along with the rest of the cast, was on hand a recent table read of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 script and director James Gunn later confirmed that all the film’s major roles, including Star-Lord’s father and the film’s villain, have already been cast. Kurt Russell had been in talks to play the former, and assuming we haven’t heard that he’s dropped out, we’ll guess that negotiations went well and he’s officially part of the team. Gunn and Marvel had earlier approached Matthew McConaughey about playing the film’s villain, but McConaughey reportedly turned down the role.

With filming fast approaching, you can expect a formal announcement from Disney and Marvel in the coming days and weeks. Whoever is going to join the cast, they’re going to be joining Chris Pratt who is pretty damn excited.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.

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