Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Reveals Who Star-Lord's Dad Is, and It's Stupendous (Updated!)

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Marvel gave fans at Comic-Con a giant look at the much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, but are being stingy with the video. We, on the other hand, are happy to tell you what we saw, including the identity of Star-Lord’s dad (it’s so good. you guys).


Both a clip and a new trailer were shown, but the trailer had the good stuff. It’s set to “Break the Chain” by Fleetwood Mac and begins with the team trying to kill a huge galactic being. Then they’re in front of Iesha, one of the film’s new villains, and Rocket makes fun of her. Not a good idea. It then cuts to the rest of the team, showing them in their new looks. Yondu is now a member of the team, as is Nebula. We see Sylvester Stallone as a member of the Nova Corps, then a strange ship comes down. It’s Kurt Russell as Ego—better known in Marvel Comics as the Living Planet. And he’s Star-Lord’s dad, too.

Ego explains how he made this form in the guise of a human and Drax asks if he has a penis. Ego answers: “Yes, I have a penis, Drax.”

To be clear, Kurt Russell is playing this guy:

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And he’s Star-Lord’s dad. That’s just fantastic.

Meanwhile, in the clip, a new Ravager named Taserface throws Rocket Raccoon and Yondu into a cell. He says turning them over to the Kree in the morning. When they walk away, one of the Ravagers asks what to do with this little tree guy, Baby Groot. Taserface says he’s too adorable to kill so they just let him be. Big mistake.


Groot goes over to Rocket and Yondu, and Yondu asks him to go get his prototype fin. Over the course of the next few minutes, Groot brings a ton of things to the guys in jail—a desk, a toe, etc.—but not the fin. When he finally gets it., Yondu, Rocket, and Groot escape, walking in slo-mo just like the last film, with the full team. Yondu begins to whistle and he starts killing Ravagers left and right with his flying needle; we even see an overhead shot of it in action, which looks like a John Madden NFL video game play. They move into a bigger room and it’s literally raining Ravagers as he continues to kill everyone. Then Groot sees the Ravager who had captured him earlier, and takes care of him.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 opens May 5, 2017.

Update: We may not be able to show you that first clip of Russell as Ego (yet, fingers crossed!), but we can show you what he was wearing. Marvel’s vice president Ryan Penagos shared a pic of Ego’s costume on Instagram. His wardrobe definitely wouldn’t be able to fit a planet, but we are digging the cloak.


Entertainment Reporter. NYU Cinema Studies Alum. Formerly Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and /Film. AP Award-Winning Film Critic & CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.



I’m kind of a young’un (or I just live in a hole), what’s a good Kurt Russell movie to start off with if I have zero knowledge of his work?

Also, amazing choice of song. One of my favorite Fleetwood Mac tracks.