At long last, we have the first look at Kurt Russell’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” character, Ego, and it may not be exactly what you expected. Rather than a planet-shaped action figure, this take on Ego is decidedly humanoid.
This shouldn’t be a huge surprise, of course; despite the character’s comic book role as a living planet, fans tracking the sequel’s development have known since July 2016 that the character would look like Russell rather thanks simply sound like the actor. A photo from the floor of Comic-Con International revealed Ego’s very human-shaped costume, after all.
“I can’t wait for you guys to see Kurt Russell bring this character to life onscreen,” director James Gunn wrote on Facebook following the SDCC revelation of the actor’s character. “It has been a rapturous experience creating Ego with him. We have both pushed ourselves as far as we can go in making him real, and grounded, and emotionally centered.
Opening May 5, 2017, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan.
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