A new picture of Star-Lord and his dad from the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has surfaced. It shows Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill and Kurt Russell’s Ego the Living Planet sitting around a campfire, deep in conversation.
The image was published along with an interview with Russell recorded last year during a visit to the “Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2” set in Atlanta. At the time, visiting journalists who interviewed the actor knew that he was playing Star-Lord’s father, but not who that character was.
Despite not revealing his identity, Russell went into some detail about his character. “He has a great, adventurous spirit that he shares with his son,” Russell told the ScreenRant. “I think when it comes to parents that are missing, we have a tendency to put them on a pedestal. And Peter is living in that world. But to finally have the opportunity to meet that person, and then begin to compare who they had in mind and what they’re really getting is a lot of what we’re doing.”
The star also had kind words for writer/director James Gunn: “[Ego] is 360 degrees of a human being,” he added. “We all are capable of many different emotions and behaviors and thoughts and abilities and the way we sometimes respond to something is just very, it could be very, very different. You can one day feel this way, and the next day, feel that way. The fun part is that you have a director who really knows what he wants in terms of the storytelling and he’s obviously not afraid to play around.”
Russell also pointed out that he was no stranger to sci-fi and outer space: “I was in a movie that was really kind of reinventing all the sci-fi stuff, Stargate,” the actor explained. “That was a long, long space, when there was no sci-fi out there as a movie, and Stargate was a real surprise to the audience. It was really something that was real science fiction-y.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff and Kurt Russell. The film releases on May 5.