A new piece of concept art from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shows us an early design for Kurt Russel’s character Ego the Living Planet.
The image comes courtesy of Cinema Blend, who also point out that the image file sent to them by Disney identifies the character as J’Son. Guardians Vol. 2 director James Gunn actually took some liberties when it came to Peter Quill’s parentage, as in the comics it was J’Son of Spartax that was Quill’s father, not Ego. This file name was most likely used as a ploy to cover up the character that was to be used in the film as it doesn’t look too far off from what we ended up getting with Russell’s character.
You can check out the concept art below:
Written and directed by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Kurt Russell as Ego, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex and Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord/Starhawk.
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 is available on Digital HD now and arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on August 22, 2017.
Source: Cinema Blend