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The identity of Star-Lord's father was a popular subject of speculation coming out of Guardians of the Galaxy, but after keeping fans dangling, James Gunn and Marvel finally clued everyone in and revealed that Peter Quill was sired by Ego the Living Planet. On top of that, he'd be played by Kurt Russell, and if you've got Kurt Russell in your corner, there's no way he's there just to be a CGI planet with a face. Ego does have a human form in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and this might be the best picture yet of what he looks like. Check it out below.
As we get closer to the release date of the highly anticipated sequel, spoiler cautious folk will want to be on-guard as more and more material is released for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. At one point, it just gets too hard to hide what a key character looks like, which is why we've got a new photo of Kurt Russell as Ego. The picture looks like it comes from some sort of promotional material for the sequel, so it should be extremely close to what we'll see in the finished film. And let's hope it is, because Ego looks very cool. The design is nice and simple, and a bit more rugged than what you'd expect from a guy who is also a planet. Plus, you can never go wrong with a beard-cape combo.
We don't know a lot of information about the character of Ego, except that he's an ancient cosmic being who, for some reason, impregnated an earth woman, making him the father of Peter Quill. In the comics, Ego is a sentient planet, but we haven't seen anything of his planet form in the sequel, and it's likely that he appears in his human guise throughout most of the film. Ego should play heavily into the plot of Vol. 2, as one of the key themes is families and fathers.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn. The sequel picks up only a few months after the conclusion of the first film and will find the Guardians learning to operate as a team while Peter Quill learns the truth about his parentage. Yondu, Nebula, and new character Mantis will all join the roster as new Guardians. The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, and Elizabeth Debicki.
You'll be able to see Ego when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017. Until then keep it here at CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.