One of the most notable positive sentiments of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is its use of Kurt Russell who plays a version of Ego the Living Planet, an iconic and uniquely weird cosmic being in Marvel Comics.
While we knew early on in development that Kurt Russell would be playing the father of Chris Pratt’s character, Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord, the identity of Russell’s character was long kept secret in an official capacity until San Diego Comic-Con in July 2016. We visited the set earlier that year and spoke with Kurt Russell, alongside other cast and crew members, who all kept it secret at the time. They wouldn’t even reveal that Ego was in the movie despite some revealing conceptual art and rumors I had heard and suggested on our visit.
Instead, all of the art related to Ego, his ship, his planet, etc. was all labelled “J’Son” …
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