It had been greatly speculated on who Sylvester Stallone would play. It had been widely guessed at for a while that he would play Starhawk. It has finally been confirmed that Stallone will be Starhawk in the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie.
Tonight, a select few fans will get to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shortly ahead of its U.S. premiere. The long-awaited film will see heroes like Star-Lord and Gamora team up to save the galaxy yet again when new threats make themselves known to the ragtag team. Ahead of the special screening, it appears that Marvel Studio has released production notes for Guardians, and social media raked over the publication to find a few gems. And, naturally, one of those nuggets has given fans a heads-up about who Sylvester Stallone will play in the film.
Over on Twitter, @StitchKingdom discovered Stallone’s role was referenced directly in the film’s production notes. You can check out details about the character below; That is, if you don’t mind a few massive spoilers.
“A lifelong respected Ravager, Stakar isn’t fond of Yondu. Sylvester Stallone offers the character’s backstory: “Stakar had banished Yondu many years earlier for doing something wrong and he finally sees him almost twenty years later at this particular establishment called the Iron Lotus where all of the Ravagers go to blow off steam. And then we have a confrontation which is pretty intense and it’s kind of a father/son type of thing and now he’s going to have to pay the piper. His karma has come back ten-fold.”
If the name Stakar sounds familiar to you, don’t worry – it is meant to. In the comics, Stakar is better known as Starhawk, and he is a major player in the intergalactic series.