Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 China Release Date and Poster

James Gunn today revealed the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 China release date and poster. He said the following on Facebook:

I’m happy to announce Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters all over China on May 5th, same day as in the US! I’m so happy that all our release dates across the globe are much closer together than they were the last time around (places like Italy and Japan opened a month or more after Europe) so we can enjoy the movie together!

While that’s great news for China, that country and the U.S. are still having to wait more than a week after the sequel starts opening in countries such as Australia and Italy on April 25. You can view the full list of international release dates here. This has been the tradition with all of the recent Marvel Studios releases that open in May in the U.S., however.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Aesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface and Kurt Russell as Ego, the Living Planet.

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Directed and written by James Gunn, 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.