There's a lot of excitement revolving around Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We don't have a lot of story details yet, but we do know is that one of the main things it will focus on is Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) meeting his father Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell) for the first time.
In a recent interview with USA Today, director James Gunn talked about what it's like for Star-Lord to meet his dad for the first time ever, saying:
“It runs the gamut of emotions for him, wanting to understand why his father wasn’t around to quickly idolizing him and ultimately learning the reality of the relationship and comparing the man who sired him to the man who raised him.”
This is sure to make for an interesting, dramatic, and fun story dynamic. I'm excited to see how that plays out for Peter Quill and his pops. Gunn also talks about the Guardians team that consists of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper) and kid Groot (voice of Vin Diesel), and what it means for them to come together to form a family unit.
“To let somebody love you is a very difficult thing, especially when you’re damaged goods. And all of the Guardians are damaged goods.”
That's what I love about these characters! They're all misfits who have been thrown in the trash who come together to find a positive purpose to live and fight to help save the universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out on May 5th!