Meet Star Lord’s Father in Newest ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Trailer
Your favorite superhero family is getting a lot bigger this time around.
On Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Disney and Marvel Entertainment introduced a brand new trailer for the summer blockbuster season’s kickoff movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The action-packed clip features Marvel’s characteristic humor, but also provides the first glimpse of Peter Quill/Star Lord’s father.
Fans of the first film know one of the enduring mysteries for our space heroes was the identity of Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father. We learned in Guardians of the Galaxy that Quill isn’t 100 percent human. Enter Kurt Russell, who will be playing Star Lord’s father as the character Ego.
Ego, who in Marvel comics lore, is “Ego, the living planet.” How or why has a “living planet” taken a human form? That’s another layer of mystery to be revealed.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 returns Pratt with his band of ragtag misfits: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), with Rocket and Groot (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, respectively). The team is also now joined by Gamora’s sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), Yondu (Michael Rooker), and newcomer Mantis (Pom Klementieff). The all-star lineup gets even more firepower with the addition of Russell, along with Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sylvester Stallone, in an as-of-yet undisclosed role.
That seems like one big, dysfunctional family.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5.