Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming closer and closer, as Empire offers us three exclusive pictures from the upcoming film. They do not offer much information on the film, but it offers further hints at an unlikely alliance that has been hinted at in various trailers for the film. Rocket Raccoon and Yondu might make an unlikely pair as they work their way through what seemed to be the Ravager ship, if we go by the previous trailers. These two characters are quite stubborn, so it could be a lot of fun to see them work off each other.
We also get a better look at Kurt Russel as Peter Quill’s father, Ego. The way he is looking up could hint at him talking to someone, but it is unsure who it might be. Perhaps he is discussing something with Ayesha in regards to his son?
Empire also gave some insight into his casting, as the initial idea came from Chris Pratt. It sparked something with James Gunn through which he wrote the screenplay with him in the role, but did not know if he would be interested to join. Russell offered a look into his experience as he thought about joining the film. Seems he had not seen the first one, so after getting the call, he gave it a chance to see why they were considering him.
“Fifteen minutes in , I said, ‘I think I see why they’re coming to me. The baggage I bring from some of the movies I’ve done is the right kind of baggage to bring into this one.”
We also got some insight into the fact if we will indeed see Ego in his planet form. Gunn was inspired by the fractal art of Hal Tenny and hired him to help with the design of Ego’s environment. They offered some insight into the enormous effort that went into creating Ego’s planet form.
“We have over a trillion polygons on Ego’s planet. It’s the biggest visual effect of all time. There’s nothing even close to it. Which is cool.”
Speaking of Ego, one of the pictures is an overhead shot from the scene we saw in the last trailer. The way it is shot could hint at either Ayesha’s forces flying over their head, or Ego’s home might be a ship that is about to land in front of them. Given that Nebula is in handcuffs, it could be that they are dropping her off on a mission thinking they’d get paid for it, but in reality Ego might have used it as a way to finally meet his son.
Oh and here’s the super dope cover for this month’s issue. Check out all them colors!
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Ego in his full planet form?