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Will This Weird Villain Be in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2?

Production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is underway, and there’s a strong rumor that an unusual villain may be pitted against Peter Quill and the gang in the fun-filled follow up. Possible spoiler warning in t-minus five seconds, the big blockbuster is going to be getting a very, very big bad: Ego, The Living Planet. Ego is a sentient planet who first appeared in mid-60s Marvel Comics, originally a regular old inanimate planet, then granted life by The Stranger, and most commonly known for his off-again on-again rivalry-slash-alliance with Thor. Ego is also a member of the Elders of the Universe, a collective of bossy, ancient beings who’ve tussled with the Guardians on more than one occasion. Could the Elders be making an appearance? Could this have something to do with Peter Quill’s dad? This is still a rumor, and writer-director James Gunn is notorious for not addressing spoilery leaks, so fingers crossed we get to see this unique villain on the big screen.

Join Jessica Chobot as we discuss the backstory of this gargantuan bad guy and how we think he’ll be utilized in the plot of the upcoming sequel, on today’s Nerdist News.

Thanks for watching today’s episode! If you haven’t already, check out the latest episode of Because Science, where Kyle is explaining the science behind TR-8R‘s weapon and how the Force could block a lightsaber!

Let us know in the comments who you think should play Ego, if he does wind up in the new Guardians!

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