‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’: Ego Concept Art Revealed

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:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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

Cosmic Heroes We Want To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy…

It’s official: James Gunn has confirmed that that he will be returning to both write and direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which is just phenomenal news. Gunn has created something really special with these films. He took third-tier (at best) comic book characters that most fans didn’t yet know they needed to love and turned their story into not one, but two blockbuster movies that are major hits, both critically (Vol. 2 is getting mostly positive buzz on social media following press screenings) and financially (the sequel’s currently tracking at about $150 million for its opening weekend).

In his Facebook post, Gunn stated that Guardians Vol. 3 will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” He also made a brief mention of “some of the other forthcoming heroes” that could be appearing in the series. With these things in mind, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to explore some of the cosmic Marvel characters that fans might like to see in the third installment.

Before we jump in, a couple caveats. While it would surely be a lot of fun to see some of the Earthbound MCU characters mixing it up with the team in space, this list is only going to feature cosmic-based Marvel characters. The film will hit theaters after the Guardians’ introduction to Tony and Cap and the gang in Avengers: Infinity War, so we may still see that happen anyway. Also, I’m sure there are plenty of fantastic cosmic villains that would be great fits to antagonize the team in the third film, but we’re only focusing on the good guys in this list. Also, as amazing as it would be to see Silver Surfer or Galactus in the MCU, we’re not including anyone that Marvel doesn’t currently own the rights to, so don’t expect to see Agent Venom or Kitty Pryde or any of the other non-MCU characters that have served on the team in the comics on this list either. Also, it should be noted that I have not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so if any of these characters do appear, my apologies for the wasted entry.

Now, without further adieu, here are the 10 cosmic Marvel heroes we want to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Hit the next button below to begin!