19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Featuring: Kurt Russell Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 02 Nov 2015 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Kurt Russell Confirms Talks for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a Small Caveat

Kurt Russell confirms talks for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Last week, it was revealed that writer/director James Gunn was keen on casting Kurt Russell as Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s father in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Now, speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via CBM), Russell has confirmed that he spoke with Gunn about the role but that there’s a reason he hasn’t fully committed to the part.

“I literally got a phone call two days ago about this,” Russell said. “I’ve never seen Guardians of the Galaxy. I don’t know anything about it. I’m one of the four idiots that’s never seen 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 the man [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’ve got nothing to offer here.’ So, I’m amazed to get asked about this because everybody knows more about it than I do.”

Director James Gunn has already confirmed that Star-Lord’s father will be different in the film from his comic book parentage, which was Emperor J’Son of Spartax. 

“I’ll say that much… There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill’s father is between a select two or three of us,” Gunn told Empire earlier this year. “That’s been part of the plan since the beginning, that’s something I had to work out before we shot the screenplay. We wanted to make sure Yondu’s place in everything made sense and it does, so it’s all very specific stuff.”

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast will once again feature Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as unlikely heroes who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will debut in theaters on May 5, 2017.

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