James Gunn Had No Idea Fox Owned Ego The Living Planet

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to be one of Marvel’s biggest releases in quite some time. Since the first film opened in August of 2014, fans everywhere have been dying to see more of this rag-tag group of heroes. When the film’s first teaser hit last month, the internet again, fell in love with the group, especially Vin Diesel’s Baby Groot. Interestingly, the movie’s plot has had little to nothing revealed. All we really know is that the film will be “more personal” and will tackle how Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord feels about his Father, played by Kurt Russell.

Recently, it was revealed that the movie’s director, James Gunn, asked Marvel to swap Deadpool‘s breakout star, Negasonic Teenage Warhead in favour for the Fox owned character, Ego The Living Planet. Of course, unlike the comic books, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ego will be Star-Lord’s father. The director commented on his knowledge of the ownership on his official Facebook page:

“When I first pitched Ego as Quill’s father, I thought we owned the character. After I had worked out a very elaborate story with Ego the Living Planet as a very important part of the Marvel cosmic universe, I learned that we actually didn’t own the character. I had no back up plan, and it would be nearly impossible to just drop another character in. Thank God Fox came to us and wanted to make a trade.”

I am truly happy Gunn got his way, and was able to tell the story he always wanted to. One of the MCU’s best components is the confidence Kevin Feige and the people at Disney have in regard to the film’s directors and their respective visions. What do you guys think of this? Are you excited to see the next chapter in the Guardians of The Galaxy saga?

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theatres everywhere May 5th, 2017.

Source: Facebook (Via Comicbookmovie)

Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

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