9:20am PT by Aaron Couch
'Guardians of the Galaxy 2': See Kurt Russell's Ego the Living Planet Funko Figures
One of the biggest head scratchers about this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just how the team will bring one of Marvel's most outlandish characters to the big screen.
Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet, who in the the comics is what his name suggests — a sentient, talking planet.
So far, the trailer for Guardians has not revealed footage of Russell, though at San Diego Comic-Con, he appeared in human form in footage shown in Hall H. Now, director James Gunn has revealed another hint at what Ego will look like, sharing a look at the Funko figures for Ego, specifying this is is human look (which also suggests he may take on a planetary form during the film, as well).
As if being a Living Planet weren't enough, Russell's Ego is also dad to Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt).
"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," Russell told Collider last year of the film.
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And Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet in human form Dorbz. pic.twitter.com/mfGdzqwerp— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 17, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5.