Kurt Russell Confirms Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Talks



A few days ago it was said Kurt Russell is James Gunn’s choice to play Star-Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and now the actor has confirmed talks have taken place.

Kurt Russell appeared on an MTV podcast offering he has spoken to Gunn about it, but hasn’t seen the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, so he is not sure if he will take the role.

“I literally got a phone call two days ago about this,” Russell said. “I’ve never seen Guardians of the Galaxy, so I don’t know anything about it. Many times I’ve heard, ‘That’s a really fun movie, a really good movie [with] great characters.’ I don’t know it!”

“I didn’t realize that [James Gunn] had written and directed it, but we talked to each other on the phone,” Russell explained. “And I just had to be honest and say, ‘Thank you for considering me, I have to read [the script], and I have to watch the [first] movie because I can’t bring anything for you [right now]. 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.”

“It could be a one line thing for all I know,” Russell offered. “But yeah, we’re talking about it… there’s just nothing to talk about at the moment.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has a May 5, 2017 release.