A recently released poster for the highly anticipated film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has sparked speculation about the involvement of Sylvester Stallone. The poster suggests that Stallone may have a more significant role in the movie than initially anticipated.
Following his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Sylvester Stallone was confirmed to be returning for the third installment of the franchise, helmed by James Gunn. However, the extent of his involvement in the film was uncertain until now.
Sylvester Stallone has hinted at his participation in Vol. 3 of Guardians of the Galaxy by sharing and later removing an image of his new costume for the film. However, despite his tease, he has not been featured in any of the movie’s promotional material so far.
Stallone’s absence from the trailer suggests that he may have a secondary supporting role in the film, separate from the main Guardians team. Rather than being featured alongside the core stars, he seems to belong to a second tier of supporting actors in the superhero epic.
A Stallone-sized Tease for Guardians 3
A new standee displayed in theaters suggests that Sylvester Stallone may have a bigger role in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” than we thought. It hints that his character will play a significant part in the movie, indicating that Stallone’s role might be more important than originally expected.
The poster has appeared online and Sylvester Stallone’s name is prominently featured alongside the names of the 12 main actors in the sequel. This suggests that Stallone is being recognized as a significant part of the movie and is being given equal billing alongside the other well-known actors such as Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, and Dave Bautista.
As a result, there is speculation among fans that Sylvester Stallone’s character, Stakar Ogord, might play a more substantial role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 compared to his appearance in Vol. 2. It is anticipated that Stallone’s character will have increased screen time and contribute significantly to the storyline of the film.
Although Sylvester Stallone’s character is not featured on the poster itself, the inclusion of his name alongside the main actors suggests that he may have a more significant role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 compared to his previous appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This subtle detail hints at the possibility of his increased involvement in the upcoming film.
Is Sylvester Stallone Going To Be a Guardian?
As Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is positioned as the conclusion for this iteration of the Guardians team, the increased billing for Sylvester Stallone could be seen as a hint towards significant developments for his character. The film has been described as the end of a chapter for the Guardians, and speculation has arisen about the fate of certain characters. Dave Bautista has suggested that his character, Drax the Destroyer, may meet his end, and Bradley Cooper’s Rocket is also potentially facing a similar fate. In this context, Stallone’s elevated billing could be a first indication of important developments or a larger role for his character in the storyline.
If the Guardians team is set to continue beyond James Gunn’s involvement, it will require new members to rejuvenate and refresh the lineup. While characters like Cosmo the Dog have already been hinted at, Sylvester Stallone’s Stakar Ogord could be a strong candidate for a promotion to a full-time member of the Guardians team.
It’s possible that in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Stakar is introduced as part of the team early on, but Marvel Studios is keeping that reveal for when the movie is released in theaters. This would explain the inclusion of Stallone’s name on the poster and make sense in terms of his character’s increased importance.
However, fans will have to be patient and wait until May 5 when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters to find out for sure.