Last summer at Comic-Con, director James Gunn wasted no time in announcing that Kurt Russell is not only playing Star-Lord’s dad in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but woudn’t be J’son of Spartax. Because why be an emperor when you could be an entire freakin’ planet? While we’re eager to see Russell as Ego the Living Planet, some new hints have cast some doubt on how the reunion between father and son will play out in the sequel. Today’s Nerdist News is holding a dance off as we come up with a new theory about Star-Lord’s dad!
Fair warning: there are potential spoilers ahead for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. You’ve been warned!
Join senior editor, and Nova corps reject, Dan Casey as he digs for the truth about Star-Lord’s dad in the toy aisle of a local store. Don’t judge! Some of our best information comes from toys. In this case, Comic Book Movie came across an interesting description of an action figure two-pack of Ego and Star-Lord. “Roguish and unpredictable, Ego and Star-Lord share many of the same qualities as father and son. But when it comes to defending the galaxy as each sees fit, their approaches unquestionably differ.”
“Unquestionably differ”? That sounds like the seeds of conflict being sown to us! Non-comic book fans may not realize it, but Ego has almost always been more of a cosmic villain than a sympathetic sentient planet with an unexplained goatee. If Ego is the real villain of this film, then it would definitely paint the relationship between father and son in a brand new light. Ego may not even be truly evil in the MCU, but that description has us thinking that he may take a more lethal approach to “defending the galaxy,” which his son will naturally object to.
How do you think the relationship between Ego and Star-Lord will play out in the sequel? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!