During a recent interview with Complex to promote his new thriller The Belko Experiment, which Gunn wrote, the Guardians of the Galaxy director was asked about how Kurt Russell’s character Ego (who we finally got to see our first glimpse of in the last trailer) will be portrayed on screen. Check out Gunn’s comments below:
“Ego is a living planet who is able to manifest himself in different ways,” Gunn explained. “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.”
This pretty much seems to be in line with what most of us probably expected. He’s a planet that can also be a person. That’s business as usual for a franchise that also features a talking Raccoon and a walking tree. I’ll be completely honest, though, all of this is fine and good, but I just want to see Ego The Living Planet. I love Kurt Russell as a person and all, but I really wanna see him as a planet in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
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.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close and Kurt Russell.