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12.15.2015
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With THE HATEFUL EIGHT still a week away from being seen by many, early reviews and impressions say that it is one heck of a good time. At the center is Kurt Russell, a fan favorite actor and potentially the next big star to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to The Wrap, Russell has emerged as James Gunn's top choice to play Peter Quill's father in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. While the sources have also revealed that Marvel has not reached out to Russell nor has the actor auditioned for the role, his name has been bandied about as a top contender.

The identity of Peter Quill's father was teased throughout GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. James Gunn has also stated that the character will not follow the same path as in the Marvel Comics where he has been either Jason of Spartax or Emperor Jason. Whatever the character's origins, getting someone with geek cred like Kurt Russell will only add to what is already a highly anticipated sequel. Russell's experience in genre films such as ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and STARGATE will help him perform in a big tentpole picture. He is having a stellar year with his roles in THE HATEFUL EIGHT and BONE TOMAHAWK and Marvel Studios may be looking to capitalize on that popularity.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is looking to begin production in the coming months so I would expect meetings to happen sooner rather than later. Russell will join Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana in the sequel alongside Josh Brolin as Thanos. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper will reprise their voice roles. The only other new cast member announced has been  Pom Klementieff was cast as Mantis. If everything pans out, Kurt Russell would definitely bring something special to the film and I can already see him playing well off of Chris Pratt.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.

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Source: The Wrap

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10:14PM on 12/16/2015
Based on the evidence, I would say he is playing the Eternal Eros. Here is the evidence.
1) He belongs to an "ancient race" so presumably he is immortal. Although you would have to ask why he doesn't have children spread around the galaxy whereas the scientists on Xandar said that his genetic code was one they "hadn't seen for a long time". My guess is that Eternals are genetically incompatiable with most races and humans are an exception.
2) Eternals have already been introduced, sort of,
Based on the evidence, I would say he is playing the Eternal Eros. Here is the evidence.
1) He belongs to an "ancient race" so presumably he is immortal. Although you would have to ask why he doesn't have children spread around the galaxy whereas the scientists on Xandar said that his genetic code was one they "hadn't seen for a long time". My guess is that Eternals are genetically incompatiable with most races and humans are an exception.
2) Eternals have already been introduced, sort of, because Thanos belongs to the race of Eternals. (Specifically, Thanos and Eros both were born on Titan which is a moon of Saturn although in the movie Titan would have to be a planet in another system because if there were an ancient race living on Saturn's largest moon then you would think astronomers on Earth would have noticed.) This Eros would be a cousin of Thanos which would make Starlord a second cousin of Nebula. Hopefully this doesn't make things weird with Gamora.
3) Quill's mother described his father as "an angel". This is a clue that he will be godlike and indeed it could be the Eternals as a race were worshipped by the Greeks in the same way that the Asgardians were worshipped by the Vikings.
Anyway, that's my theory. In any case, the idea that Starlord's dad belongs to an "ancient race" that is neither Kree nor Asgardian does open up possibilities for Vol. 3. The planet Titan could have all the characters from the Eternals comics plus characters from Greek mythology. They could also introduce Adam Warlock as an Eternal. With the right actor and story, Adam Warlock could be a spin off movie or even a trilogy.
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9:27AM on 12/16/2015

Spoiler Alert.

Star Lord's dad is Commander Stronghold!
Star Lord's dad is Commander Stronghold!
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9:23AM on 12/16/2015
Yes Please. Kurt's popping everywhere lately. I feel like Pratt's personality mirrors Russell's devil may care attitude.
Yes Please. Kurt's popping everywhere lately. I feel like Pratt's personality mirrors Russell's devil may care attitude.
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9:40PM on 12/15/2015
This sounds interesting, but who is he going to play? There are only a handful of cosmic characters in the Marvel Comics universe. He looks older than how Marvel tend to portray Adam Warlock or Captain Mar-vell, but still possible. He couldn't be Quasar because that character isn't old enough to be Quill's dad, so maybe he's a Celestial or one of the Eternals?
This sounds interesting, but who is he going to play? There are only a handful of cosmic characters in the Marvel Comics universe. He looks older than how Marvel tend to portray Adam Warlock or Captain Mar-vell, but still possible. He couldn't be Quasar because that character isn't old enough to be Quill's dad, so maybe he's a Celestial or one of the Eternals?
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9:05PM on 12/15/2015

Please let this happen

I think this would be a brilliant pair-up. Lets just hope they utilize Kurt properly and allow for more than just one scene with him and Pratt. It would also be awesome to see Wyatt Earp and Sherman McMasters back in the same movie again. Especially since Yondu called him jackass.
I think this would be a brilliant pair-up. Lets just hope they utilize Kurt properly and allow for more than just one scene with him and Pratt. It would also be awesome to see Wyatt Earp and Sherman McMasters back in the same movie again. Especially since Yondu called him jackass.
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8:32PM on 12/15/2015
You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this? Bangkok rules, man Bangkok rules,,,, Yeah, I'm crossing the streams ......You wanna cut my throat, go ahead. You wanna cut my f***in' head off and use it for a f***in' basketball? You can bowl with the motherf***er for all I care. Just don't let HIM do it. I don't wanna get killed by this limey, immigrant JERKOFF. I wanna get killed by an AMERICAN jerkoff.
For Starlord's Da. Who else........
You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this? Bangkok rules, man Bangkok rules,,,, Yeah, I'm crossing the streams ......You wanna cut my throat, go ahead. You wanna cut my f***in' head off and use it for a f***in' basketball? You can bowl with the motherf***er for all I care. Just don't let HIM do it. I don't wanna get killed by this limey, immigrant JERKOFF. I wanna get killed by an AMERICAN jerkoff.
For Starlord's Da. Who else........
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7:39PM on 12/15/2015
"Take a good look at him, Ike, because that's how you're gonna end up!... The Cowboys are finished, you understand me?! I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin' it! So run, you cur... RUN! Tell all the other curs the LAW'S coming! You tell 'em I'M coming... and Hell's coming with me, you hear?! Hell's coming with me!"

Really hope this turns out to be true. He would be an inspiring choice.
"Take a good look at him, Ike, because that's how you're gonna end up!... The Cowboys are finished, you understand me?! I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin' it! So run, you cur... RUN! Tell all the other curs the LAW'S coming! You tell 'em I'M coming... and Hell's coming with me, you hear?! Hell's coming with me!"

Really hope this turns out to be true. He would be an inspiring choice.
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5:19PM on 12/15/2015
Great choice.hope its true
Great choice.hope its true
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