Sylvester Stallone, even in his mid-70s isn’t showing any signs of tiredness. The famous moviemaker known for the roles of Rocky Balboa and John Rambo he started playing in the ‘70s and ‘80s respectively, and he kept reprising those roles for decades after, is still widely known even in the superhero genre.
Stallone made his debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe in James Gunn’s 2017 movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He played Stakar, legendary captain of the Ravagers who took in but was also forced to exile Michael Rooker’s Yondu Udonta. After Yondu died at the end of the movie, Stakar showed up and gave him a proper funeral with other Ravager captains. In one of the post-credit scenes, it was shown that Stakar wants to reunite with his teammates to honor his late friend.
Stallone recently announced his return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and now he posted the first image in the new Ravager costume.
Writer and director James Gunn loves to work with Stallone. After they worked together on Guardians 2, they reunited on the DC movie The Suicide Squad that Gunn wrote and direct, while Stallone voiced the CGI character Nanaue aka King Shark. It is unknown if Stallone will have a bigger role in the next Guardians installment, but it’s known that Ravagers will return, and we would love to see a lot more than those three scenes Stallone had in Vol. 2.
Prior to the production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Stallone wrapped production on Expendables 4, the fourth installment of his action franchise that will return for the first time since the original trilogy concluded in 2014. Expendables 4 is set to be released next year.
Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released on May 5, 2023. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and Sean Gunn are all reprising their respective MCU roles. Will Poulter will debut as Adam Warlock.