Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Guardians 2’ character ‘plays an important role’ in Yondu’s life

Those were my heroes as a child. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. Gunn was more loquacious on the subject of what it was like to direct Stallone, whose Tango & Cash costar Kurt Russell is also in the superhero sequel. “It was a bit intimidating, I must admit. But with Sly, he’s still Sly. Who exactly does Rocky icon Sylvester Stallone play in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. And a lot of times I’m afraid actors are going to hold back, because in these movies it’s all big, it’s all melodrama, so it’s important that he really go for it. “Sylvester Stallone plays a character from the comics who’s an important cosmic character,” said the director. And with him is Michael Rosenbaum, my old buddy, who was on Smallville for many years.”
For more on this week’s cover story, watch EW The Show, available now here, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Because, as a kid I grew up, running around in my backyard, pretending I was Snake Plissken or pretending I was Johnny Rambo. Kurt, I got to direct over many months, and he just becomes ‘Kurt,’ and we hung out an awful lot, and he’s just my pal, and that iconic feeling has worn off to some degree. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. And this is a guy who comes in, cool guy, tough guy — I was afraid he was going to be subdued. “He plays an important role in Yondu’s life. 2 hits theaters on May 5. Show Full Article But when EW recently spoke with the filmmaker, Gunn did tease Stallone’s role just a little. 2   (out May 5)? That’s something Marvel fans will have to wait a while longer to find out, thanks to the tight-lippedness of the film’s director James Gunn on the subject. He had to come in on his first day and do this incredibly dramatic, intense scene. “He was amazing, he really was,” said the filmmaker. So, all of a sudden, having to direct Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone in a movie is quite an amazing experience. It was really one of my greatest moments on the set.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. But he’s an incredibly funny human being, and we laugh a lot, and we laugh hard, and he’s also an incredibly professional guy, and we seemed to be very much in synch in terms of how we saw the character, how we saw the scene going. But no, he completely went for it and he and Michael Rooker [were] just screaming at each other at the top of their lungs. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here.