And now the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con has turned its attention to Guardians of the Galaxy 2. And, hoo boy, is there stuff to tell you.
Bleeding Cool has a transcript of the clip they showed at the panel and it went a little something like this:
Yondu has new fin, it’s the means by which he controls his whistling arrow. Groot is still a sapling. In the footage, Yondu and rocket are prisoners of the ravashers. Groot is kept as a pet of the Ravashers. Groot retrieves Yondu’s fin while the Ravashers sleep. Once Yondu retrieves the fin, he lays waste to his mutinous crew. The song “Come A Little Bit Closer” plays over it, likely a song on Awesome Mix vol 2.
Movie is set a few months after first movie.
Elizabeth Debicki has been confirmed as playing the villain of the piece, Ayesha, a.k.a Her. This the second rumor from JoBlo’s May 31st article that has been confirmed today.
This biggest reveal was that yes, Kurt Russell will be playing Peter Quill’s father…Ego, the Living Planet.
Yes, in news far too trippy to digest, Ego, the Living Planet will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the pages of Thor, Ego is a planet who is intelligent and sentient. He has alternately appeared as a villain and a victim in the comics, but usually as a humongous planet. I have no idea how Russell is going to pull this off, or if this was just a joke that Bleeding Cool confused with be a fact. If it is true, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be a film to watch out for, if just for this reason.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be released May 5, 2017.