This year, we’ll be treated to not 1 or 2, but 3 Marvel blockbusters!
We’ll get to see Spidey teaming up with Iron Man in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and watch the God of Thunder battle Hulk in “Thor: Ragnarok“. But perhaps, movie-goers are most excited to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on the big screen.
3 never-before-seen movie stills were unveiled by Empire Magazine yesterday (Monday, 20th March). The first image features the Guardians – Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket, and Drax – together with a handcuffed Nebula gazing upward at Star-Lord knows what. It is said that the former villain will eventually work with the Guardians at some point in the sequel’s story.
The 2nd still sees Yondu (played by Michael Rooker) coming face to face with Rocket (played Bradley Cooper) and staring intently into his eyes. There appears to be a confrontation of sorts between the pair. We wouldn’t bet against either of them should a fight occur.
Another picture features Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet, who also happens to be Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s dad. Fans have been wondering if the 66-year-old actor would be a massive planet-sized being as depicted in the comics or a humanoid interpretation? Turns out, the answer is both.
Besides revealing that it was Chris Pratt who suggested Russell for the role, director James Gunn shared how production managed to pull Ego The Living Planet’s massive planetary form. “We have over a trillion polygons on Ego’s planet. It’s the biggest visual effect of all time. There’s nothing even close to it. Which is cool,” said the filmmaker.
“Ego is a living planet who is able to manifest himself in different ways. He’s been alone for millions of years and he’s learned how to control the molecules around him in such a way as to create avatars of themselves, such as Kurt Russell. I think Ego was a very lonely character out there by himself and went off in search of love and perhaps found it in Quill’s mother,” Gunn previously shared.
We’ll get to see Ego manifest his powers when “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theatres 5th May 2017.