Marvel have achieved a terrific job of keeping action superstar Sylvester Stallone's part in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 well under wraps. Until Now. The 70-year old veteran has jumped onboard the blockbuster alongside Kurt Russell and while the latter has been known for sometime to fit into the role as Star-Lord's father Ego the Living Planet, the capacity which The Expendables lead will be involved has been shrouded in mystery.
Opening in a matter of weeks on May 5, the dam of rumor and speculation has overflowed as Stitch Kingdom managed to grab hold of notes from a press screening that was held this week. So, would it be a hero, anti-hero or villain of the piece for the Hollywood icon?
Sly The StarHawk Has An Axe To Grind With Yondu
According to the notes from the report, the Rocky star will be playing Stakar of the House of Ogord, a.k.a. StarHawk. With a junior novel based from the series titled Guardians 3000, the character had tie in's with Yondu and Major Victory as the actor opened up about the role within the notes.
"Stakar had banished Yondu many years earlier for doing something wrong and he finally sees him almost twenty years later at this particular establishment called the Iron Lotus where all of the Ravagers go to blow off steam," he remarked. "And then we have a confrontation which is pretty intense and it's kind of a father/son type of thing and now he's going to have to pay the piper. His karma has come back ten-fold."
There has been speculation that Michael Rooker's Yondu is banished from the Ravagers after he refused to punish Peter Quill, but all we can glean from the dynamic between the antagonist and the others is the setting of the Iron Lotus.
"The Iron Lotus was one of my favorite sets I have ever seen and so different from what I am sued to working on. It's a great backdrop for Stakar and the Ravager world. I really enjoyed working on that set with Michael Rooker and it's been educational for me. I really enjoyed the craftsmanship of the sets."
Marvel's Message To JB Dissenters: Move On
On the other side of the Marvel fence with 20th Century Fox, Studio head Kevin Feige was quizzed about the casting choice of Josh Brolin as Cable for Deadpool 2. While the actor himself clearly has the credentials to pull it off, is it a conflict of interest having him play Thanos in the MCU on top of this part?
"We don't have anything written into our contracts about other roles that people can do," Feige replied. "Indiana Jones and Han Solo are the same person...it hasn't been a problem. And I think Thanos and Cable are two very different characters."
Offering nothing but praise to the performer as the CGI villain Thanos, Feige has the same confidence as the anti-hero in Ryan Reynolds' sequel.
"I think he'll make one hell of a Cable."