Ego The Living Planet Toys Give Clues to “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2”

Images of Kurt Russell’s character in Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 are difficult to come by, as he portrays Ego, a sentient planet. Today The Hollywood Reporter posted images of two separate toys of Russell’s character from Funko. The toys are suspiciously non-planetary, hinting at a new view of Ego The Living Planet.

James Gunn, director of Guardians, released images of both the Funko Pop! figure and the Funko Dorbz. Russell’s character is in his human form in both figures. The only footage released of Russell in Guardians was shown at San Diego Comic Con last summer. Ego was also in human form during the clip.

Ego The Living Dad Joke

Ego the Living PlanetWe do know that Kurt Russell plays Starlord’s dad–a relationship upon which the themes of the film will rely. According to Russell in an interview from last year, “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,”

Looks like Baby Groot has a competitor for cutest merch on this one.

James Gunn wrote and directed Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comics. The film stars Chris Pratt (Starlord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) and Vin Diesel (Baby Groot). The film is set to release May 8th, 2017.
Jen Schiller
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