After debuting the new Doctor Strange trailer at its presentation at Comic-Con earlier this evening, Marvel Studios brought out Yondu and his team of Ravagers to introduce/make fun of the cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. After being on the receiving end of a sick Movie 43 burn, director James Gunn promised a big announcement, which turned out to be mere confirmation of the rumor that the Tower of Terror at Disneyland is being replaced with a new Guardians Of The Galaxy ride:
That’s fun and all, but then the studio debuted a clip from the upcoming movie—which it has yet to put online—that reportedly both confirmed and confounded something we already knew about the film. Yes, Kurt Russell will be playing Star-Lord’s dad in Guardians Vol. 2. That was a given. Here’s the weird part. He’ll also be playing this guy:
Yes, Peter Quill’s dad is Ego, The Living Planet. And how does a planet father a child? Apparently, in the clip Ego lands in a spaceship and introduces himself to the Guardians as Peter’s father. He explains that he’s constructed himself into a human form—presumably so as to not blow the gang’s mind too hard—to which Drax cheekily replies by asking if he made himself a penis. “Yes, Drax,” Ego replies. ”I made a penis.”
So there you go. In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell plays a sentient planet with functional genitalia who knocked up Peter Quill’s mom back in the ‘80s. Oh, and according to ComingSoon’s live blog of the event, Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” is on Vol. 2 of Peter’s awesome mix tape, and Sylvester Stallone is definitely in the movie. If that doesn‘t make you at least a little curious about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, well, too bad—you’re going to hear a lot more about it before it debuts on May 5, 2017.