A new clip for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 shows the first meeting before Star-Lord and his father, Ego. The sequel to James Gunn’s 2014 hit is already out internationally and will arrive in domestic theaters next week, telling the continuing story of the roguish space-travelers. Bringing Chris Pratt back as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, alongside a cast that also includes Dave Bautista as Drax, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, the sequel – like the original – is directed and written by James Gunn and has already earned some good reviews from critics.
This time round, Star-Lord and company will be forced to protect the galaxy from a series of new threats, such as the ever-expanding Ravagers and new face Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki). During his travels, Quill will also come face-to-face with Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell) for the first time and learn more about his parentage.
Their first meeting has now been revealed in a preview clip (above) that gives a 30-second glimpse into what could be one of the film’s more emotional moments. Yahoo! Movies also has a new still featuring Ego and some of the Guardians, below.
It’s clear from the clip that when Quill first encounters Ego, he has absolutely no idea who he is. Consequently, finding out that the man is his father is perhaps the most shocked we’ve ever seen the usually cocksure character. Of course, this is just the start of their relationship, so it’ll certainly be interesting for fans to see how the story develops from that point.
In the comic books, Ego is quite literally a planet, the effect for which in the movie is said to be one of the biggest ever, so to see that on the big screen is sure to be jaw-dropping stuff. The real intrigue with Ego, however, should be the character development he catalyzes; this reveal is sure to have a big impact on Peter Quill.
Guardians 2 is going to be a deeper film for sure, although that doesn’t mean it won’t come with a slice of humor. The series is already renowned for not taking itself too seriously, which is partly why the first film was such a success. As long as Gunn has weaved his magic again, we should be seeing yet another hugely popular release for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.