Nerds around the world just squealed at the possibility of Kurt Russell entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Wrap is reporting Kurt Russell has emerged as James Gunn‘s choice to play Chris Pratt‘s father in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, according to multiple individuals familiar with the film’s casting process.
The report also states that a meeting between Marvel and Russell is expected to happen soon, but Russell yet to read for the part.
Gunn has yet to comment on the rumor.
All right everybody who is blowing up my feed. I appreciate the interest but as I said a few weeks ago I’m gonna quit commenting on rumors.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 15, 2015
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 begins production in early 2016 with an expected released date of May 5, 2017.
The film is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, and Pom Klementieff.