LOS ANGELES: Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone will have a key role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, according to director James Gunn.
Stallone, 70, showed up briefly in the footage shown at Comic-Con, appearing in just a single one-second shot, reported Digital Spy. “It’s a very, very key, important role. It’s not a huge role. He’s a great and key supporting actor,” Gunn said.
The filming of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has just begun and its helmer James Gunn has revealed that he has been offered to direct a possible third film of the franchise.
“Right now I really am just concerned with doing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. I’m not sure what I’m going to do after this,” the filmmaker said during a Q&A chat with fans on Facebook.
“Marvel has talked to me about continuing on. I’m not sure if that’s what I want to do or if that’s not what I want to do.” Gunn continued, “I really just want to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 the greatest possible movie that I can, and something that’s as honest and sincere and true as it can possibly be.”
The production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 started in Atlanta, Georgia last month and, according to Gunn in the same Q&A, is scheduled to wrap up in June.
Meanwhile, rumours that Kurt Russell is Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) father were confirmed at Comic-Con, with the actor playing Ego the Living Planet in the 2017 sequel.
Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan will also star in the movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will release in 2017.