Kurt Russell confirms he’s been contacted about playing Peter Quill’s father in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 …
Following rumors that first sprouted a week ago, Kurt Russell has confirmed that he’s been contacted by Marvel about possibly playing Peter Quill’s father in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from director James Gunn.
Russell said recently in an interview that he’s never seen the original movie but he was intrigued by the part after several friends told him that the first Guardians of the Galaxy film was very well done.
Apparently, Russell is waiting on a chance to read the script for the sequel as well as seeing the first film before deciding if it’s a part he’s interested in taking.
“The way the world works today is very different from back in the day when nobody knew about anything. I literally got a phone call two days ago about this. You got to understand something, I’ve never seen Guardians of the Galaxy. I don’t know anything about it. I’m one of the four idiots who have never seen it, evidently.
“I tell you — many, many times I’ve heard, ‘that’s a really fun movie. Really good movie. Great characters‘. But I don’t know it. I didn’t realize (James Gunn) had written and directed it. So 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 it and I have to watch the movie, because I can’t bring anything for you. I got nothing to offer here. I’m amazed to get asked about this, because everybody knows more about it than I do.”
As of now, Russell says he’s still considering the part after just talking to the director recently so it’s unknown if he’ll actually end up in the movie or not.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is expected to be one of the most highly anticipated films in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with all of the original cast set to return for the sequel.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is slated to land in theaters on May 5, 2017.