Someone needs to tell James Gunn to calm down with the plot security on Guardians movies a little bit.
Not wanting to give away plot spoilers is all fine and good, but seriously, James, some of us live and die based on the hype for upcoming movies. We need to know who Sylvester Stallone is playing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Finally now, though, our thirst for juicy movie details has been slaked, as it turns out that, matching with existing rumors, good old Sly will be playing Stakar, better known as Starhawk (no relation to Star Lord).
The production notes for press screenings of Guardians 2 came with a wonderful description of Sly’s character that supposedly comes from Stallone himself, which has naturally circulated far and wide online:
“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 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.”
Well, that’s certainly interesting. It’s a bit nonsensical, but what do you expect from Sylvester Stallone?
Whatever’s up, it seems that Stakar’s story will be tied directly to that of new Guardian Yondu, after he’s kicked out of the Ravagers for being too into Eighties’ pop music.
The one thing we can expect from this movie, then, is that Stallone and Yondu are going to be yelling at each other a lot, in a way that makes all of the rest of the Guardians feel incredibly uncomfortable.
Yay! Awkward character moments! The unsung backbone of many MCU movies!
Oh, and PS - James Gunn has confirmed he's directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. That's another big secret that really didn't need to be kept a secret.