Who is Ego the Living Planet, Anyway? A Guide to Ego in the Marvel Universe

Author Thumbnail BY Jon Arvedon - May 09, 2017
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This past weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rocketed into theaters, giving audiences their first live-action look at a number of classic Marvel characters. From Mantis to Stakar to Ayesha, the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is really beginning to take shape, but perhaps the biggest introduction is Ego the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell.

However, the version of Ego that appears on the big screen has some significant differences from his comic book counterpart, so we here at Epicstream thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at Ego from the perspective of the source material. So who is Ego the Living Planet, anyway?

Here is your guide to Ego in the Marvel Universe:

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Jon Arvedon was born and raised on the not-so-mean streets of Central Massachusetts. Jon uses his time consuming, collecting, and sharing all aspects of nerd culture. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonArvedon.
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