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Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rosenbaum Have “Important” Roles in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

March 17, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

James Gunn has revealed that Michael Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone will be portraying new characters from the Marvel universe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Gunn, who directed the film, revealed the news on the Adam Corolla Show on Friday, revealing for the first time that Rosenbaum — best known as Lex Luthor on Smallville — is playing a role in the film and confirming Stallone’s involvement.

“We do have a couple of characters who are very important to the Marvel Universe who are going to make their debut in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ which people don’t know about,” Gunn said. “Sylvester Stallone plays one of these characters…my friend Michael Rosenbaum also has a pretty decent movie in the role as well and it sort of works in tandem with Sly’s character.”

Rosenbaum and Stallone appear in the film alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell. The MCU film releases on May 5th.