The details surrounding the plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are light at this point. Comic-Con revealed the identity of Kurt Russell’s character and his relationship to Peter Quill on screen, but the actual plot is still shrouded in some secrecy. There’s still a Stallone appearance to figure out, the details behind Mantis joining the team, and how any of this will tie into Infinity War — if it does at all.
Director James Gunn is still revealing a bit about Russell’s presence in the film, letting the world know that it wasn’t his original choice to play Star Lord’s father on screen. In a recent interview with Empire, Gunn gives all the credit to Chris Pratt for bringing the Big Trouble In Little China star aboard:
“He was actually not in my head initially, but one day Chris suggested him,” explains Gunn, “and I would have been really disappointed if he’d said no. Hey, if you have to cast anything, Kurt’s a pretty good way to go.”