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Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, has lived his whole life not knowing who his father is, but that will finally change this summer in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Rather than use J'Son of Spartax like in the comics, director James Gunn chose Ego instead as the entity that sired Peter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who has previously been described as both an "angel" and "jackass." While the Ego in the comics is literally a planet with a face, he'll have a humanoid form in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, played by Kurt Russell, and we finally have our first look at this version of the character. Well, in toy form that is.
Pop Vinyl figures from Funko are all the rage right now in the toy world, and when the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 line is released later this year, Ego will be one of the characters fans can buy, as revealed by James Gunn on Instagram. Okay, so it's not the same as seeing a legitimate picture of Kurt Russell in costume, but at least we now have a general sense of what he'll look like, from the glorious beard to the cape. Those who were lucky enough to be in Hall H during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last year saw footage of Kurt Russell as Ego speaking with some of the Guardians (which included informing Drax that he has a penis), but for the rest of us, this Funko look will have to suffice until Marvel decides to release an official image or include one or more of Ego's scenes in future Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailers.
After nearly two years of rumors surrounding who Peter Quill's father will be in the MCU, James Gunn finally confirmed last summer that it will be Ego. Since then, in addition to learning about his humanoid guise, it's also been revealed that this version of Ego raised Mantis, one of the team's new members. However, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about Ego, like how Peter Quill and his cohorts cross paths with him during their new adventure, what the father/son relationship will be like and whether Ego's natural form will resemble the planet seen above or something different. For now, the wait for more information about Kurt Russell's Ego continues, but if you're a Guardians of the Galaxy Funko enthusiast, that Ego figure will surely be a welcome addition to your collection.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released in theaters on May 5.