Fresh off the snowy impasses of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Kurt Russell looks to be headed into another world – literally. The Wrap reports that Russell is being eyed to tackle the role of Peter Quill’s father in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
The site’s sources state that Marvel has yet to offer him a deal, which isn’t a surprise considering that Russell has yet to read a script. However, meetings are due to take place soon and should everything play out, it’s likely that Marvel will issue an official press release. Apparently, he’s director James Gunn’s first choice for the part: another strong indicator that Peter Quill’s papa has at last been located.
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Russell is the second A-lister connected to the part, after Matthew McConaughey was offered the role and turned it down earlier this year. This led Gunn and co. to rethink their casting strategies. Amid all of that, several rumors hit the web revealing the true identity of Quill’s father which Gunn himself later denied. We know that it won’t be the same character from the Marvel comics continuity, and is instead a new figure.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to attract a wealth of prestige talent, Russell would surely be a fantastic addition to the madcap world of the Guardians. As always, we’ll keep you posted with any confirmations from the studio when they land.
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and newcomer Pom Klementieff, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 opens on May 5, 2017.