Sylvester Stallone Reveals Why He Took A Marvel Role

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Sylvester StalloneThe Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to add some major A-list talent to their films. Some actors/actresses range from much of the biggest stars of the decade while other roles are given to some Hollywood icons. One of the most recent icons to be featured in a Marvel film is none other than Sylvester Stallone, who has a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. 

Stallone is one of cinema’s most iconic action stars. His accomplishments with the Rocky and Rambo franchises are just the tip of the iceberg, and the thought of seeing him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is exciting.

You can tell that Marvel Studios is on a hot streak when big screen legends such as Robert Redford and Michael Douglas are given roles. Before the Heroic Age of Hollywood, many actors and actresses feared taking on superhero roles, but now that they’re the biggest thing in town, we have performers like Stallone and Kurt Russell lining up to join in on the fun.

Recently, Stallone appeared in a press conference for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 along with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin). During the conference, Stallone discussed why he joined the sequel to James Gunn’s 2014 blockbuster:

Actually, it was pretty painless. It was interesting because I love [Marvel] films, but I haven’t ventured into the genre, so it was quite an experience. When I walked on the set, [I saw] robots and things, a woman who was seven feet tall, and everything else. I thought, ‘This is great. This is a great vacation. It’s better than being up a tree in Burma,’ you know what I mean?

Are you excited to see what Stallone brings to the table? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for your latest news about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klemenieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blasts into theaters on May 5, 2017.

Source: Inside The Magic 

10 Things We Would Like To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

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Guardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is almost upon us, but we’re already talking about what’s next for our favorite ragtag group of cosmic heroes. It’s already been announced that writer/director James Gunn will return for a third outing in the Marvel franchise, with the upcoming sequel getting positive buzz on social media based from early screenings. Of course, the Guardians are also due to return for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films as well, teaming up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against Thanos as he gathers the Infinity Stones together to wield ultimate power.

Gunn commented on Facebook that the third film will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” While Phase 4 hasn’t been officially announced, it’s assumed that this third film will be Marvel Studios’ kick-off movie for their next batch of films, most likely eyeing a May 2020 release.

With a third Guardians of the Galaxy film on the horizon, where could they possibly go for the next movie? Although this iteration of the Guardians has only been around since 2008, there’s a lot of stories and characters that could be introduced. We’ve barely scratched the surface in the Marvel cosmic world. Here are a few things we could possibly see in a third Guardians film. Click Next to take a look….

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