This Is When Trainspotting 2 Will Start Filming...

30 March 2016, 11:00 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 11:45

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Ewan McGregor has confirmed when the sequel to the 1996 film will start shooting.

The sequel to Trainspotting is set to start filming very soon, according to Ewan McGregor.

The Scottish actor - who starred as Renton in the 1996 cult hit - has confirmed shooting for the Danny Boyle-directed film will begin at the end of the next two months.

When asked by Collider for an update on T2, he revealed: "We haven't started yet, we start shooting at the end of May".

McGregor has been confirmed to return for the sequel, along with original cast members Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy), Ewen Bremner (Spud) and Robert Carlyle (Begbie).

However, the Star Wars actor revealed that none of the cast would have returned if the script wasn't "extraordinary".

"The script only arrived very recently, which was really, really, really good," he said.

"I think, if that had not happened, none of us would be into it. I think we're all sort of somewhat protective of what Trainspotting means to people, and what it means to us."

"None of us want to make a poor sequel to it.

"So had we not been presented with the most extraordinary script, which we were, I think we wouldn't be making the sequel. But because we were, we are."

Trainspotting celebrated a huge milestone this year, being released 20 years ago in UK cinemas on 23 February 1996.

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