Amid all of the revelations that were thrown our way at 2016’s San Diego Comic-Con, the identity of who the various newcomers to Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2 were arguably the most intriguing. First, there was the confirmation that Pom Klementieff would be playing Mantis (as previously rumoured) and then that Elizabeth Debicki would be Ayesha. And then there’s Kurt Russell. Star-Lord’s dad, who will be playing…. Ego.
Yep, you heard right. Ego the Living Planet.
Before you start scratching your heads and murmuring to yourself, “How the hell is that even possible?”, he appears in human form, okay? No more questions needed.
Anyway. A popular character in the comics, he was essentially a planet like any other before becoming infused with cosmic life after an encounter with the Stranger. Since then, he has appeared in various ways, sometimes as an ally, and in others for the purpose of comedic value.
While we’re surprised that this character is playing such a pivotal role in the universe, at the same time it makes sense in a weird sort of way – how the hell could you make the Guardians universe any more zany? This is how.
Anway, below is the official synopsis for Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2:
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-favourite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2 will be released in cinemas on 5 May 2017. You can download The 25 Greatest Marvel Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the latest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.