SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in theaters May 5.
After months of rumors regarding the inclusion of Sylvester Stallone in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has recently confirmed that the surprise characters in the film — and Stallone’s character, Stakar Ogord — are members of the original Guardians of the Galaxy team.
Speaking to the press at the film’s LA premiere, Feige and director James Gunn were asked about Stallone’s character Stakar Ogord, and other surprise members of the film. After briefly joking back and forth, Feige answered the question by confirming that the original team would make appearances:
Kevin Feige: They’re definitely the original Guardians. That was the fun of it and when James had the idea to do more with the Yondu character – who is also an original Guardian – there was the notion that he had a team once like Peter does now. That’d be fun to see them. And [Ving Rhames] is definitely Charlie-27. Where we see them in the future, time will tell.
Gunn spoke up and described that some of the scenes that appear in the films many post-credit clips are “funny and fun” and “things we hope to see continue on in the MCU,” before offering up the exact cast for the team.
Well, you can read the credits so. Right? I mean, yeah, Ving Rhames is Charlie-27. Michelle Yeoh who I’m an enormous fan of from – I’m a big fan of ’90s Hong Kong films. She’s a very wonderful person. She is Aleta Ogord who is the other Starhawk, the female Starhawk.
Gunn and Feige did leave some things up to mystery, though. When someone asked who the “red alien guy” was, the pair were quick to tease them.
James Gunn: He’s not in the credits. Should say it? That’s Krugarr. And then Mainframe is the last one.
Kevin Feige: Have you told anyone who Mainframe is?
James Gunn: I haven’t told anyone, yeah. Should we?
James Gunn: Oh I think I actually did. I blew it. I told one person.
Kevin Feige: It’ll get out.
For those unaware, Mainframe is the name given to an alternate universes version of Vision, who operates along with the Guardians of the Galaxy. For fans of the comics (especially the older series), this will no doubt bring some excitement to their movie going experience. As for how the team shows up in the film, we’ll have to wait and find out.
Opening May 5, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.