Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel, revealed that Kurt Russell will play Peter Quill’s father, Ego (aka Ego the Living Planet). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hit theaters on May 5, 2017.
Director James Gunn said: “Yeah, his dad is a planet. Sort of. It will all be explained in the film.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s official plot description reads as follows:
“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes the return of Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members also include Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.