Hey Yo, Star-Lord! Sly Stallone Appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Confirmed
So what’s the over/under on Rocky references in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?
This weekend, amidst the flurry of blockbuster movie news and announcements, a bit of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 news popped up on Facebook, courtesy of director James Gunn. In a big ol’ info post, Gunn confirmed rumors that began swirling back in March regarding Sylvester Stallone’s possible appearance in Vol. 2. He wrote:
YES, SYLVESTER STALLONE IS IN THE FILM
This was an amazing experience for me, considering I ran around in my backyard as a kid pretending I was Johnny Rambo. Working with Sly was one of the high points of shooting Vol. 2 for me.
Gunn appeared to be confirming what seemed to be a glimpse of Stallone in the teaser they debuted at Comic-Con. In it, Stallone is shown sharing a scene with Michael Rooker as Yondu. There’s no word yet on what Stallone’s role might be. Gunn said, “Who does he play? Well, I can’t reveal that quite yet, but we do see him interacting with Yondu in the teaser.” Does this mean Stallone could be a Ravager? Or perhaps part of a rival gang? Or, or, maybe a member of the Nova Corps? I mean, the Judge Dredd uniform isn’t that far from a Nova Corps uniform, right?
All the same, having Stallone in a movie that’s paid more than a little bit of tribute to 70s and 80s pop culture seems only right. You’ll be able to check him out for yourself in the movie when it releases next May.
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