Sylvester Stallone’s Character in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Confirmed

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - April 18, 2017

Marvel fans have known for quite some time that action star Sylvester Stallone would be popping up in director James Gunn’s next cosmic superhero space romp, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Earlier this month, word came out that an international press release had revealed Stallone’s character – Stakar, a Marvel anti-hero.

Now, with Guardians of the Galaxy being screened ahead for exclusive audiences, production notes from the film revealed by Stitch Kingdom on Twitter confirm that Stallone really is playing Stakar, the character who usually goes by the name Starhawk in the comics. Having a history with both the Guardians and the Ravagers, it seems like Stallone’s going to appear in a pretty intense scene in the film.

“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 some 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.”

While Michael Rooker’s Yondu did play a rather significant role in the first Guardians movie, it seems like Marvel will explore the father-figure to Chris Pratt’s Star Lord on the big screen even further in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - something whichmakes sense given that Yondu becomes part of the Guardians in the film. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premieres on the big screen on May 5, 2017.

Read: James Gunn Confirms That He’ll Write and Direct Guardians Of The Galaxy 3

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