Marvel just held their first press screenings for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this week and there’s already been a leak: Sylvester Stallone will cameo as Stakar Ogord, otherwise known as the superhero Starhawk.
Previous rumors had indicated that Stallone would cameo as a member of Yondu’s Ravagers, but it looks like that’s still partly true. According to production notes that have appeared online in the wake of the film’s press screenings, Stallone’s character is indeed a Ravager, but one who shares a pretty complicated relationship with Yondu. Here’s what Stallone himself had to say on the matter:
“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 some 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.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.