Earlier this week Sylvester Stallone was rumored to have joined the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. That rumor seemed to be verified when he was reportedly spotted on the set of the film wearing a costume that looked a lot like what Judge Dredd would wear. We know he will not be reprising the role of Judge Dredd in the movie because the character is not a Marvel property. Ben speculated that he might be member of the Nova Corps, but that might not actually be the case.
Latino Review offers up some information on the character they have learned he plays. It looks like Stallone has really been cast in the movie and that he will have a small role in a few scenes that he’s already shot. So who is Stallone playing?
Well, we don’t have a name but the sites inside sources say that Stallone will be playing one of The Ravagers! They don’t go into any detail on his role because it would go into some spoiler territory. If this is true, he’ll definitely share some screen time with Michael Rooker. The actor will also join Sons of Anarchy‘s Tommy Flanagan, who has also been cast as one of The Ravagers.
What does James Gunn have to say about the rumor? This is what he posted on his Facebook page:
Sometimes rumors around #GotGVol2 turn up that are batshit crazy. Other times rumors turn up that are batshit crazy AND untrue. Unfortunately, you’ll just have to wait a while to find out which ones are which. I’m done spoiling the fun.
Back to shooting a scene with Man-Thing and Chris Pratt.*
*All right, that one’s untrue. For now…
If there’s a rumor that isn’t true, the director usually is very blunt in saying it’s not true. In this statement, he’s not really confirming or denying Stallone’s involvement with the film, which tells me it’s true. We’ll just have to wait and see who exactly he’s playing.