He may have lost out at the Oscars last week but it's possible he just won a key role in one of next year's most anticipated sequel. 

Rumours are circulating that Sylvester Stallone will be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There's been no official announcement just yet but Stallone was spotted leaving a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia (where the film is currently shooting) holding a script and jumping into a car usually assigned to Chris Pratt. 

So far so very circumstantial, but director James Gunn did say in a recent Facebook post that "we'll have more surprises for you in the coming months". What could be a bigger surprise than this?

The real question is who would Stallone be playing? Could he be Peter Quill(Chris Pratt)'s father? While it wouldn't be impossible we'd class it as unlikely. The already officially announced Kurt Russell seems to be the most likely candidate for that role but stranger things have happened and we wouldn't put it past James Gunn to have a few surprises up his sleeve. 

If you'd like to know more about the sequel to the 2014 hit then we've collated everything we know about it so far over here

Via The Independent.co.uk