Kurt Russell plays the role of Ego, Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
And while that seems like a glaring spoiler in itself, director James Gunn confirmed that this is hardly the biggest thing that fans should look forward to in the film.
Speaking to Comicbook.com, Gunn revealed that they had already expected Russell's identity in the film to be out even before the movie hits theaters. On set, they had reportedly even tried to hide Russell's identity by calling him "J'Son," though the fans, always hungry to know every step the studio makes, were easily able to know just what his role is.
But funnily enough, Gunn and the team were unperturbed by this, and for good reason.
"The movie really isn't about that. it's not about this big reveal of who the father is. It really is about the story between the different characters, and so it's not about that reveal it's not about there's this big shock moment. We're probably all going to know by the time the movie comes out. It happens pretty close to the beginning of the film. It's not something we reveal at the end of the film. So it's something that'll come out eventually."
Indeed, there's a lot going on in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There's the odd romance between Drax the Destroyer and Mantis. There's the use of the insane sisters Nebula and Gamora to bring us a bigger picture of how Thanos is like as a father. There's even the mixtape being a central player in the fight scenes. So fans can definitely go to theaters with the knowledge of Ego and still walk out with an entire story unveiled right outside of pre-showing spoilers.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be out in theaters on May 5.