While doing press junkets for his new movie Deep Water Horizon, actor Kurt Russell opened up to ComingSoon.net about playing Ego the Living Planet.
When asked about sharing some of his experience shooting Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Russell shared high praise for everyone involved in the production of the movie.
Yeah, it’s going to be good. James Gunn is on top of it. Chris Pratt is cool. The whole cast and crew are all really nice and I was really excited when I read this character, you know the opportunity to play Ego the Living Planet, which might one of the best names of a character I’ve ever got a shot at. This Marvel and Disney bunch know what they’re doing and James Gunn leads the way so I think it’s going to be terrific. I hope it is, I’ve seen some of it at Comic-Con, it really kind of jumped off the screen and there’s some great stuff in it. I hold high hopes for it and it was fun to be a part of.
Earlier in the year at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 director James Gunn confirmed that Russell will be playing a human iteration of Ego the Living Planet.
Ego the Living Planet, who coincidentally is an “alive planet” believe it or not, was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966 and first appeared in Thor #132.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel has wrapped filming and is slated for release in theatres on May 5, 2017