One of the best casting additions made to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has to be Sylvester Stallone, but ever since the Rocky actor was spotted on the Atlanta set of the sequel, we’ve had no idea who he’ll be playing. Well, that’s finally changed today thanks to some official production notes for the movie.
Before we get to that, though, it’s also been revealed that Laura Haddock will be reprising the role of Meredith Quill in the upcoming blockbuster. She’ll more than likely be appearing in flashbacks revealing how Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) was conceived, as that’s something the first movie only teased us with in the opening.
Going back to Stallone though, and it’s indeed been confirmed that he’ll be suiting up as Stakar, a character that fans of the comic books will probably best know as Starhawk. He has a history with both the Ravagers and Guardians and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will reportedly focus on his relationship with Michael Rooker’s Yondu.
Stallone’s Starhawk will be a Ravager and actually banished Yondu at one point, according to the production notes (possibly for not delivering Peter Quill to his father as requested, but that’s pure speculation at this point). Michael Rosenbaum will also be in the film and while his character hasn’t been revealed just yet, it’s looking likely that he too will be a Ravager from the comics.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 only a few weeks away now – we know, it’s hard to believe – more information should come to light soon. In the meantime, though, let us know your thoughts on this new reveal by dropping a comment in the usual place.