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Chris Pratt helped cast Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Chris Pratt helped cast Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kurt Russell was cast in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' because of Chris Pratt.

The 65-year-old actor, who plays the role of Star-Lord's father in the sci-fi movie, was cast in the much-anticipated film on the recommendation of his co-star, according to director James Gunn.

James told Empire magazine: "He was actually not in my head initially, but one day Chris suggested him, and I would have been really disappointed if he'd said no.

"Hey, if you have to cast anything, Kurt's a pretty good way to go."

Meanwhile, Chris - who has reprised the role of Star-Lord for the movie - has hinted that the reunion with his on-screen father may not be what his character had been expecting.

He said: "You're going to see these characters having to endure the realities of being in a family.

"You're talking about a guy who's been longing to know who his father is for a long time. He'll discover if that person lives up to the expectations he has in his head."

Fans have already been afforded a glimpse of Kurt as Star-Lord's father, with a teaser shown at San Diego Comic-Con suggesting he will be noticeably different from the character portrayed in the comics.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is set for release in May next year.