Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone has reportedly landed a role in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
The 69-year-old Creed star was photographed leaving the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday (04Mar16) with a script in his hand, and later joined Chris Pratt and the rest of the cast on set, according to the New York Daily News.
Details about Sylvester’s role have yet to be revealed, but a cliffhanger from the first instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy surrounded the identity of Chris’ onscreen father. The actor portrays leading man Peter Quill, and Kurt Russell was said to have been cast as his dad.
However, since Sylvester’s possible involvement was revealed, rumours have swirled suggesting the Rocky veteran will in fact play Peter’s father.
Director James Gunn has refused to be drawn on any gossip surrounding the sequel’s plot, and previously took to Facebook to shoot down fans who were fervently speculating about the part Kurt would be playing.
Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Glenn Close have all been confirmed to return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
If the rumours about Sylvester’s casting are true, this will be his first foray into superhero movies, despite many years playing the all-American action hero. The veteran actor has been enjoying a new career high in recent months after scoring critical acclaim – and an Oscar nod – for reprising his role as boxer Rocky Balboa in franchise spin-off, Creed.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due to be released in May, 2017. (EWN/WNWCPL&WNWCDN/MT)