Last week, veteran action movie star Sylvester Stallone was spotted leaving a hotel with what looked to be a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 script in hand. Now, it appears that that reports of his involvement in the follow-up to the smash-hit Marvel adventure were accurate as Heroic Hollywood (via Sqaureeyed) claim to have bagged the scoop of who he is playing.
It was reported last week that Stallone was spotted in a costume very similar to his Judge Dredd suit and it led many to believe he was one of the Nova Corps. But now it seems now…
Coming straight from their self-proclaimed “Ace Scooper” Umberto Gonzalez, HH are reporting that Sly will play one of The Ravagers, conflicting previous reports that he may play either Star-Lord’s father or the mysterious Ego the Living Planet character. A couple of weeks ago, it was also confirmed that Sons of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan would also play one of The Ravagers.
The Ravagers are an interstellar group of thieves, smugglers and pirates. They were notable across the galaxy for their crimes and red uniforms. They are allies of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The name of Stallone’s character hasn’t been revealed but whoever he’s playing, it’s great to have such an iconic name line-up alongside the Guardians.
In related news, director James Gunn added a new pic of the cast together – no Stallone, sadly.
Check it out below
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is slated to theatres on May 5, 2017.