Another image has surfaced of Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He plays Ego the Living Planet, who also happens to be Star-Lord's dad. Director James Gunn previously explained that he worked out a very elaborate story with Ego the Living Planet and that he plays a very important part of the Marvel cosmic universe. He also recently revealed some of the powers of Ego, saying;
"Ego is a living planet who is able to manifest himself in different ways. He’s been alone for millions of years and he’s learned how to control the molecules around him in such a way as to create avatars of themselves, such as Kurt Russell. I think Ego was a very lonely character out there by himself and went off in search of love and perhaps found it in Quill’s mother."
The photo was revealed in a recent issue of Empire Magazine, and you can check out a couple other new photos that were released featuring Yondu, Rocket, Star-Lord, Drax, Nebula, and Gamora. When talking to Empire about the visual effects to bring Ego the Living Planet to life, he proudly revealed:
“We have over a trillion polygons on Ego’s planet. It’s the biggest visual effect of all time. There’s nothing even close to it. Which is cool.”
I can't wait to see that in all its glory!
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
The movie stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki, and Chris Sullivan.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released on May 5, 2017