Many are curious about how James Gunn will integrate Ego the living planet into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and now fans have their first look at his human form courtesy of Funko POP.
The character, who is being played by Kurt Russell in the film, will be included in both POP and Dorbz form, though both of these initial figures are sans any "huge planet with a face" stylings (via DailySuperHero). Any transformation effects will likely be saved for a future trailer, but you can view the new POP and Dorbz in the gallery. While this is the first look at his face, the costume has previously been shown off at conventions.
Russell has said previously that this is a different take on the character than that seen in the comics, and the focus will be on the relationship between Russell and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) rather than a living planet attacking the earth. Still, fans will no doubt see his true form at some point.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.