12:46pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Kurt Russell Teases 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's' Key Relationships
The casting of Kurt Russell as Peter Quill's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 caught many peoples' attention, especially when it was revealed that he'd actually be playing Ego, the Living Planet.
According to Russell, however, just because he's playing an actual planet doesn't mean that the movie won't be dealing with the small stuff — or that the movie won't be, at its heart, a relatably human one.
"I was impressed with the stuff that I saw at Comic-Con, but they didn’t show you everything," Russell told Collider. "It’s a very complex story, and they really get into it. This is going to be one of the more — probably for Marvel, it’s more connected to human issues, family issues, parental issues, and issues that sons and daughters have with their moms and dads and their family tree, where they come from. I just think it’s going to be an interesting — Peter’s character in this one, he’s got dilemmas and he’s got decisions to make that are not just about whether to save that thing or that person. This is about finding out who you are, where you come from, and where you’re going."
That's not to say that Russell wasn't impressed with the footage screened at Comic-Con. Just the opposite, in fact. "I was really impressed with it, really impressed with it," he said. "I mean, believe me, from knowing the script, to see that and what he did with that sequence, I'm excited to see the movie."
Read more of his comments over at Collider.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released May 5, 2017.