James Gunn Has Plans to Keep Sylvester Stallone in the MCU

Posted 2017/04/28 0 0

Director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn, is hoping to encourage Sylvester Stallone to continue his journey in the MCU beyond his upcoming debut in the Marvel sequel.


During a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Gunn expressed his interest in bringing the legendary actor back into the fold in the future Marvel films.

"My plan is to see more of [Stallone's character]. I’m not sure about him appearing in Vol. 3, we’ll have to see about that, but it’s our plan to see more of Stallone. [Marvel Studios chief] Kevin [Feige] and I are working on what is going to become of the Marvel Cosmic Universe and where it’s going to go. We plan to see the rest of them in the future."

In this case, "them" refers to the team that Stallone's Stakar is part of: currently a Ravager, he's also known as Starhawk and is one of the original Guardians comic team alongside Aleta Ogord (Michelle Yeoh), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Krugarr (brought to life via CG, Mainframe (voiced by Miley Cyrus) and Michael Rosenbaum’s Martinex. Given the casting, it's not tough to imagine that Gunn or whoever directs other space-borne Marvel films might want to use them in the future.

Gunn has said that he will write and direct a third instalment of the Guardians franchise that will conclude the story of Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).

“I think the first three movies tell a single story and that story is pretty simple,” Gunn says. “I think that there could be a Guardians Vol. 4, but it would not be the same. It would not be the same group… basically the story of this group ends with Vol. 3.”

Still, he will be involved in shaping Marvel’s cinematic future over the course of the next 10 years.

“I will be helping to plant the seeds that will lead to the next decade,” he says. “I’m helping to decide what projects we’ll be pursuing outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3… and what the next cosmic characters we will focus on.”

But Sly is a big part of that future.

“It’s my plan to have Sly — and I talked to him last night — to find a place for him in the future of the Marvel Universe.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5.