With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set to begin production early next year, the Marvel Studios sequel is currently casting its new roles. One of these new roles is that of Peter Quill/Star-Lord‘s father. The identity of the father has been teased since the first movie, and despite much speculation and a slew or rumors, we don’t know who it is yet. Expect this to remain a mystery until Vol. 2 comes out.
In the mean time, however, we now know which actor Marvel and writer-director James Gunn are looking to cast as Star-Lord’s daddy. And if this casting comes to pass, then it will be another huge get for the studio.
According to The Wrap, action movie veteran Kurt Russell is being eyed to play Star-Lord’s father. He is currently Gunn’s top choice for the role. Russell has yet to read the movie’s script, and he hasn’t been officially offered the role by Marvel. However, meetings are expected to take place soon.
Russell has a legendary career filmography, with titles such as Escape From New York and Big Trouble in Little China being on his resume. He was recently in Furious 7 – one of the highest grossing movies of all time – and his next film, The Hateful Eight, is hitting theaters soon amidst much hype. If a deal is closed, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will mark his first comic book/superhero movie.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillian and Michael Rooker will reprise their roles from Guardians of the Galaxy in Vol. 2. Pom Klementieff is playing a new character, who is reportedly Mantis. The sequel is set to hit theaters on May 5th, 2017. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.