Last year, Marvel found themselves a new franchise with one of their riskiest properties in Guardians of the Galaxy. Near the end of the movie, it was revealed that Star-Lord’s mysterious father is someone that has not been seen in a long time.

One recent theory was that Mar-Vell would be the father, but James Gunn has heavily denied that claim. Now, thanks to The Wrap, we have a name on who could be playing the mysterious part.

The Wrap is reporting that Kurt Russell is Gunn’s favorite for the role. According to their sources, there has not been an offer, but meetings are expected to take place soon.

Russell (The Hateful Eight) is a great actor and he immediately made me think that Gunn will be using a version of Starfox as Star-Lord’s father. If this pans out, it will be interesting if Marvel confirms a role for him or maintains their current trend of not revealing character roles, such as was the case with the Doctor Strange press release in November.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.

Source: The Wrap