James Gunn dedicated the new behind-the-scenes photo from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to “his friend” Sylvester Stallone on his 75th birthday.
Suicide squad 2 Director James Gunn has shared a behind-the-scenes photo of himself and Sylvester Stallone in celebration of the actor’s 75th birthday. Gunn and Stallone first worked together in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017, where Stallone played Stakar Ogord, a Ravager captain and former friend of Michael Rooker’s Yondu. The pair are set to reunite in Gunn’s next movie. Suicide squad a soft reboot of David Ayer Suicide squad to be released on August 6. In the film, Stallone will voice King Shark, who joins the title team alongside Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Idris Elba’s Bloodsport as they go on a dangerous mission on behalf of Viola Davis’s Amanda Waller.
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Stallone has had a long and storied acting career spanning seven decades having appeared in 86 films. He is perhaps best known for playing boxer Rocky Balboa in 1976. Rocky, which he also wrote and was consequently nominated for both best actor and best original screenplay at the Academy Awards that year. Since then, Stallone has reprized the role in the following Rocky sequels and derived series Creed.
Gunn shared the photo of him and Stallone on his Twitter. counts last night late – notably one day after Stallone’s birthday on July 6. In the photo, the couple appears behind the scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Stallone disguised as Ravager as Stakar Ogord. The director added a message from “Happy birthday to my friend, the legend @TheSlyStallone!” You can see the full Tweet below:
Gunn and Stallone clearly enjoy working together, as shown by Stallone’s willingness to work alongside the director in The suicide squad. Gunn himself has never been short of praise for Stallone, having previously stated how much he enjoys working with the actor and that he even wrote the role of King Shark with Stallone’s voice in mind.
While it’s unclear if Stallone will return when Gunn returns to the MCU to complete his trilogy with the 2023 one. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 many are hopeful that Stallone will return, especially considering the level of respect and friendship between the two. Stakar was last seen gathering his old team together in a post-credits scene in Vol. 2, comprising a number of classic Guardians of the Galaxy characters history of comics, including Martinex, Charlie-27, and Mainframe. While it’s a fun nod to the long history of the Guardians in the comics, it would be fun to see a possible return of the characters, or even a Disney + series exploring their adventures as Ravagers at the events of the movies. Main filming of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled to begin later this year, but until then, fans will have to wait until August 6 when Suicide squad Open up to get your fix of Sly Stallone.
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