Sylvester Stallone confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 July 2016
Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone has been revealed to be appearing in superhero sequel 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Sylvester Stallone stars in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'.

The casting of the action movie legend was revealed at the San Diego International Comic-Con at the weekend when Marvel Studios premiered new footage from the film.

The 70-year-old actor only appears very briefly in the reel leading to speculation over what and how big a part he will play in the sequel, but director James Gunn has teased that Stallone has a small but significant role.

Gunn said: "It's a very, very key, important role. It's not a huge role. He's a great and key supporting actor."

The addition of the 'Rocky Balboa' star to the movie wasn't the only news shared at Comic-Con.

It was also revealed that Kurt Russell plays cosmic being Ego, the father of Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, portrayed by Chris Pratt.

Gunn wrote on Facebook of the casting: "My favourite movie as a small child was 'The Strongest Man in the World,' so I'm glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined."

Unlike Stallone, the 65-year-old actor did appear at Comic-Con alongside fellow 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' cast members Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Rooker.

Filming has wrapped on the sequel and it is expected to be released on May 5, 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

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