New concept art from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shows off an alternate look for Kurt Russell’s Ego.
The sequel to James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy featured the Celestial known as Ego, a living planet with the ability to summon a humanoid avatar. Played by Hollywood icon Kurt Russell, Ego was initially introduced as the biological father of Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill before being revealed as the film’s main villain.
Earlier this week, concept artist Jerad S.Marantz took to Instagram to share some of his artwork for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, showing off an unused design for Kurt Russell’s Ego. As revealed in his post’s caption, Marantz worked on a couple of designs for Ego but the character’s final look was created by Jackson Sze, an artist who has worked on more than fifteen Marvel Studios projects.
You can check out the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art featuring Ego below.
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Here’s a quick costume design sketch I did for Ego for #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 . I got to draw out a couple of options for the character. I believe the final design was done by my good friend @jwsze. He’s pretty brilliant, check him out! #gotg #marvel #conceptarr #costume #mcu
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While production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was scheduled to begin early this year, the project was put on hold following Disney’s decision to remove James Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the trilogy. Now, Gunn will begin production on the third Guardians of the Galaxy film after completing work on The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. and DC, which he is currently editing from the safety from his home due to the ongoing crisis. Details on the third chapter of Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy are currently unknown, though the film will likely explore the ramifications of the universe-changing events in Avengers: Endgame.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Sean Gunn. Stay tuned for the latest news regardin the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!