Last week it was reported that Marvel were eyeing Kurt Russell for the role of Star Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And now, straight from Russell himself, we have confirmation that it may have been true.
Speaking on the Wolfpop podcast, Russell confirmed that he has spoken to Marvel, although the role he was offered was not discussed.
“I literally got a phone call two days ago about this. I’ve never seen Guardians of the Galaxy so I don’t know anything about it. Many times I’ve heard ‘That’s a really fun movie, a really good movie [with] great characters.’ I don’t know it! So, I didn’t realize that [James Gunn] had written and directed it, but we talked to each other on the phone. And I just had to be honest and say, ‘Thank you for considering me, I have to read [the script], and I have to watch the [first] movie because I can’t bring anything for you [right now]. I’ve got nothing to offer here. So, I’m amazed to get asked about this because everybody knows more about it than I do… it’s a little weird. It could be a one line thing for all I know. But yeah, we’re talking about it… there’s just nothing to talk about at the moment.”
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that if Russell does watch the first film, likes it, likes the script and agrees to star in the sequel, it will be for more than one line.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released on 5 May 2017.