One of the wonderful aspects about the Marvel casting process is how the studio fills ancillary roles with seasoned actors who usher in a wealth of nostalgia. So, the studio thrilled audiences with Robert Redford uttering, “Hail Hydra” as Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There’s also the sly tactic of casting James Spader’s voice in Avengers: Age of Ultron to give that film a Pretty in Pink edge or inserting Michael Douglas into Ant-Man. The studio’s been hunting for such an actor to play Star-Lord’s estranged dad in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and for awhile, the rumors pointed towards Kurt Russell, but the actor gave a forthright answer that indicated no done deal.
Now another pretty face is allegedly punching his way into an uncertain Guardians 2 role. Would you believe Sylvester Stallone was spotted near the set? If this story from New York Daily News is to be believed, Stallone could be the latest Marvel recruit. The paper published photos, which allegedly show Stallone with a very important script in hand, and there are more bits of evidence:
Sylvester Stallone was caught on camera Friday heading to the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is pictured holding a script, likely evidence of a role in the sequel to the 2014 blockbuster.
Stallone, 69, was spotted leaving an Atlanta hotel where the movie’s cast stays, a source told the Daily News. The Creed star then got into a car usually assigned to Chris Pratt, the star of the movie.