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Kurt Russell may star in Marvel's Atlanta-filmed "Guardians of the Galaxy 2"

Kurt Russell may sign onto the Marvel project "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," set to film in Atlanta in early 2016, but there's just one thing. He hasn't actually seen "Guardians of the Galaxy" yet.

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“I literally got a phone call two days ago about this,” Russell said during an interview with Wolfpop. “I’ve never seen Guardians of the Galaxy so I don’t know anything about it. I didn’t realize that (James Gunn) had written and directed it, but we talked to each other on the phone."

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The "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel, which held an open casting call for extras in Atlanta recently , is but the latest Marvel project to set up shop here.

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Up next, the latest iteration of "Spider-Man" swings into town.

“We’re shooting in Atlanta for most of it, because they have studios there and I think it’s cheaper to build a New York set than it is to shoot (in New York), because it’s going to be very expensive,” star Tom Holland told Super Hero Hype. “We probably will end up here (in New York) for one week or two.”

At the moment Russell is promoting the Quentin Tarantino movie "The Hateful Eight," due out on Christmas day, and will have his people call the Marvel people at some point.

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"I’m amazed to get asked about this because everybody knows more about it than I do,: Russell said. "It’s a little weird.”

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