Not to brag or anything, but we so called this.
One of Marvel’s most anticipated films of Phase Three is easily James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which will be a sequel to last year’s smash, space opera hit.
Gunn has teased the film’s story and plot points a lot over the past few months, and it looks like the sequel may have just landed one of my all time favorite actors in a very important role.
TheWrap is reporting that Kurt Russell is reportedly in talks to join the film’s cast… As none other than Peter Quill/Star Lord’s father, who was teased periodically throughout the first film. While nothing is set in stone, Russell is reportedly very interested in joining the MCU, and this could be a pretty great way for him to come onboard.
Fans have been constantly speculating as to who could be playing Quill’s onscreen father, and following a recent report that Matthew McConaughey had been approached to play the film’s villain, it seemed like Gunn and co. had begun their search for the role. There’s no word on who exactly Star Lord’s father will be, but it looks like Russell could be filling the currently vague role.
Honestly, I can’t think of a better choice and in a list that we here at GeekNation published just a few months ago, we named Russell as our #1 choice for the role then too. So listen, it’s not like we’re saying that we’re ninjas who can predict the future, but we’re also not not saying that…
So fingers crossed this ends up working out, and we do in fact get to see Kurt Russell in this highly-anticipated sequel. Considering the pop culture references littered throughout the first Guardians too, I don’t think I’ll be the only one extremely happy if his character wears an eye patch at one point in the film. Just saying.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to hit theaters on May 5th, 2017.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation
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