Let’s thank Chris Pratt for suggesting Kurt Russell play his dad in GotG Vol.2

It was Chris Pratt who chose his own father for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 when he suggested director James Gunn cast veteran actor Kurt Russell in the sequel.

Pratt reprises his role as Peter Quill and his superhero alter ego Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and for the follow-up, fans will be introduced to the character’s father, played by Russell.
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But when Gunn was on the hunt for the right actor to portray the important part, he says that Russell never even came up on his short list, reported Entertainment Weekly.