One of the things we're most excited to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Kurt Russell's role as Peter Quill's father, the humanoid version of Ego the Living Planet. Fans at Comic-Con were treated with footage that showed a first look at his character. The footage hasn't been released online yet. We did hear him praise about the film's complex story, however, and now, during his interview with comingsoon for his upcoming film Deepwater Horizon, he was asked about James Gunn's sequel, and he talked about his experience working on it.
"Yes, it's gonna be good! James Gunn is really on top of it. Chris Pratt's cool, the whole crew, the whole cast... they were all real nice. And I was really excited when I read this character, it was the opportunity to play someone that I think is... Ego the Living Planet. It might be the best name of a character that I ever got a shot at. But yeah, that Marvel and Disney bunch, they know what they're doing and James Gunn is leading the way. So, I think it's gonna be terrific. I hope it is. I've seen some of it at Comic-Con it was, it really kind of jumped off the screen. There's some great stuff in it, and I hold high hopes for it, and it was fun!"
I believe his comment isn't just overhyped marketing to get us excited. Fans of the first film have high expectations for this one, and seeing James Gunn's passion about the film on social media, and hearing the cast members praise his film, it looks like we're going to see a blockbuster masterpiece next year. Even Chris Pratt said that it's the "biggest spectacle of all time".
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters on May 5, 2017.