With only a few weeks to go before Marvel Studios begins production on the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy follow-up, the studio is looking to fill out the film’s cast in order to begin filming this February in Atlanta.
We recently learned that relative newcomer Pom Klementieff would be joining the sequel as Mantis and now The Wrap reports that Kurt Russell is being eyed to play Star-Lord’s father! While the report states that Russell hasn’t met with the studio just yet, it appears that both parties are interested, so hopefully we’ll hear something official in the next few weeks.
Russell has had a strong year so far with Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk, as well as James Wan’s Furious 7. Though he had a minor role in the latter, he worked with Vin Diesel who provides the voice for Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, so there’s definitely a chance that Diesel put in a good word for him with director James Gunn.
As a fan of Russell, I think that he’s an amazing choice for this role and let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to see him playing Chris Pratt’s father? What do you guys think? Let us know in the comment section.
Source: The Wrap