Kurt Russell Doesn’t Sound Optimistic About Appearing In Future Marvel Films

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If Kurt Russell, Robert Redford, or Michael Douglas are any indication, Marvel loves bringing on iconic actors to fill the roles of older, experienced characters for their Cinematic Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will feature Kurt Russell as one of the villains, a giant living planet named Ego. This will be Russell’s first stint in the MCU, but will it also be his last?

The actor spoke to Fandango about appearing in future MCU movies, but the outlook didn’t sound very positive. Check out what he had to say:

“What you’d have to do is put your mind to it. You have to sit down and say, these are my issues — these are my questions. I’m an audience too. We all run into our own integrity no matter what, as much as I hate to admit it. I need to find a way that this is going to grow and be fun and most of all for me it needs to be fun to find as we go along. Right now I got part of it — we have to see. I don’t know. I don’t know if I fit into that mold.”

On a more positive note, Russell also added:

“[It was a] great experience. That guy James Gunn really knows what he’s doing; he’s real sharp. And all the cast is great — I had a great time working with Chris [Pratt].”

Although Russell sounds unsure about appearing in future Marvel films, it’s nice to know that his experience this time around was a positive one. I mean, who wouldn’t love working with James Gunn and Chris Pratt? Not to mention Russell is playing a living planet villain, and the only way to realistically take out nemesis that big is to Death Star it (blow it to smithereens), so his character realistically not even make it past Vol.2.

Are you disappointed Russell may not be in any future MCU movies? Make sure to voice your opinion below.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently set for a release date of May 5th, 2017.

Source: Fandango

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • Rob

    It will be hard to frequently inject a living planet into Marvel films. He cannot appear in movies 100% based on Earth and, even in movies that have space component, it will be hard to fit him into scenes with any legitimacy.

    • unpaidpundit

      But Kurt Russell, as Ego’s avatar, can go anywhere.

  • Worldmind

    The fact he said he’s working with Chris Pratt, makes me think he’s not only voicing Ego, but he’s physically there on set, which only adds to my theory that he’s also playing The Stranger 😉

    • Joey Wabi-Sabi

      I thought they already released an official set photo of Ego? My understanding is that Kurt Russell is playing the humanoid form of Ego? He may turn into a big ugly planet near the end of the film, but I’m pretty sure it was confirmed that Ego is going to be in human form for most of the movie, hence why those set photos show Kurt Russell physically on set.

      • Worldmind

        Oh, well I haven’t seen that pic, I’ll have to check it out. And I don’t know what’s been confirmed, but it’s still my guess he’s playing the Stranger, the being who infuses the planet with intelligence and a consciousness (probably his own mind). But that’s only my guess

      • Worldmind

        Oh well I haven’t seen that pic, I’ll have to check it out. And I don’t know what’s been confirmed, but it’s still my guess he’s playing the Stranger, the being who infuses the planet with intelligence and a consciousness (probably his own mind). But that’s only my guess