ComicBookResources.com has given confirmation regarding the stories that Kurt Russell was in talks to play Star-Lord’s father in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2. “On the WolfPop podcast, Russell confirms he has spoken with Gunn about a role — but that he hadn’t seen the first film and had to see it before seriously considering signing on.
“I literally got a phone call two days ago about this,” Russell explained. “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!”
“I didn’t realize that [James Gunn] had written and directed it, but we talked to each other on the phone,” he continued. “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 could be a one line thing for all I know,” he concluded. “But yeah, we’re talking about it… there’s just nothing to talk about at the moment.”
Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” opens on May 5, 2017.