Spoilers for Sylvester Stallone’s appearances in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Sylvester Stallone’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been officially revealed in a new clip. With James Gunn’s sequel currently blasting off with an impressive opening box office haul, its seems that the second round with Star-Lord and co. is paying off for Marvel Studios. It is no secret that the main cast of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, and Vin Diesel aren’t alone in the galaxy, with their new adventure teaming them up with some old and new faces.
Back for more are Michael Rooker as the arrow-flinging Yondu, and Karen Gillan as the nefarious Nebula. They’re joined by Sylvester Stallone, who after months of speculation was confirmed to be playing Stakar Ogord, aka Starhawk, a member of the original comic Guardians. Now the film is out in all major territories, we have a proper look at the character.
The clip from Good Morning America shows Stallone butting heads with Rooker’s Yondu from a scene early on in the movie that establishes both Ravager’s later appearances. Eagle-eyed viewers will also spot the crystalline Martinex T’Naga behind Stakar, another the early galactic heroes.
In the context of the movie, the scene reveals that Yondu and those loyal to him were cast out of the main Ravager pact for breaking the Code. Yondu’s willingness to deal in child slavery (which relates to Ego’s plan) resulted in him being banished and getting a rather frosty treatment from the rest of the crews. Stallone is the conglomerate’s leader and former compatriot of Yondu, hence why he confronts him on Contraxia.
This isn’t the only time Stallone is seen in the film – he returns in the final scene to honor a redeemed Yondu at his funeral, paying off his words in their confrontation here. He then appears later in one of the post-credits scenes with the rest of his original team – which includes several fan-pleasing cameos – who vow to return to their heroic ways.
Gunn has confirmed that the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will round off the Star-Lord trilogy, that is far from the end of the cosmic arm of the MCU. Indeed, the director has said he has big plans for Stallone in particular, so Starhawk is likely to be back sooner rather than later.
Source: Good Morning America