Sylvester Stallone’s mysterious role in James Gunn’s upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 has finally been revealed.
Per a new cast list, Stallone has been confirmed in the role of Stakar aka Starhawk. In the comics, Stakar was granted the power to re-inhabit his infant body by the Hawk God, allowing him to live life over and over again. With the knowledge of the future to come, the anti-hero manipulated the timeline and ultimately led to the formation of the galaxies unlikeliest heroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy.
It’s unclear whether or not Stakar will feature a similar origin in the new film as the official description describes him as a “lifelong respected Ravager” who isn’t fond of Yondu. Stallone also offered up some of the back story between Stakar and Yondu (Michael Rooker) teasing an intense confrontation to come:
“Stakar had banished Yondu many years earlier for doing something wrong and he finally sees him almost twenty years later at this particular establishment called the Iron Lotus where all of the Ravagers go to blow off steam. And then we have a confrontation which is pretty intense and it’s kind of a father/son type of thing and now he’s going to have to pay the piper. His karma has come back ten-fold.”
The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kurt Russell. Written and directed by James Gunn.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.
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