He might currently be stuck in a cabin in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, but Kurt Russell could soon be a very busy man if he accepts a role in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.
While he admits to having still not seen the first one, in an interview with The WolfPop Podcast Russell said that he has spoken to director James Gunn about a role in the film.
“I literally got a phone call two days ago about this,” Russell explained. “I’ve never seen ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ so I don’t know anything about it. Many times I’ve heard, ‘That’s a really fun movie, a really good movie [with] great characters.’ I don’t know it!”
“I didn’t realize that [James Gunn] had written and directed it, but we talked to each other on the phone,” he continued. “And I just had to be honest and say, ‘Thank you for considering me, I have to read [the script], and I have to watch the [first] movie because I can’t bring anything for you [right now]. I’ve got nothing to offer here. So, I’m amazed to get asked about this because everybody knows more about it than I do.”
“It could be a one line thing for all I know,” he concluded. “But yeah, we’re talking about it… there’s just nothing to talk about at the moment.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is set to be released on May 5, 2017.