James Gunn and Kevin Feige are working on a Marvel Cosmic Universe that will feature Sylvester Stallone. The 70-year-old actor makes his MCU debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 as Stakar (aka Starhawk), the head of the Ravagers. Starhawk is one of the original Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics and Gunn appears to be using the Ravagers to substitute as the team.
Yondu (Michael Rooker) is another member and there is a after credit scene that contains Aleta (Michelle Yeoh), Charlie-27 (Ving Rhames), Martinex (Michael Rosenbaum), Mainframe (Voice of Miley Cyrus) and a CGI character named Krugarr who is a sorcerer.
As for what Gunn and Feige are planning for Stallone and the others, the director had this to say:
My plan is to see more of him. I'm not sure about him appearing in Vol 3, we'll have to see about that, but it's our plan to see more of Stallone. Kevin (Feige) and I are working on what is going to become the Marvel Cosmic Universe and where it's going to go. We plan to see the rest of them in the future.
I think the first three movies tell a single story and that story is pretty simple. I think that there could be a Guardians Vol 4, but it would not be the same. It would not be the same group… basically the story of this group ends with Vol. 3.
But that doesn't mean that Gun is anywhere near done with Marvel.
I will be helping to plant the seeds that will lead to the next decade. I'm helping to decide what projects we'll be pursuing outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3… and what the next cosmic characters we will focus on.
It's my plan to have Sly – and I talked to him last night – to find a place for him in the future of the Marvel Universe.
Sounds like big plans to me.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 opens May 5th.