As we inch ever closer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's release in May, more and more details from the flick are making their way out into the world. The last trailer revealed our first look at Ayesha, and the trailer before that gave us a first look at Mantis. What we're still waiting for, though, is footage of the great Kurt Russell as Star-Lord's father, Ego the Living Planet.
We've known Russell's playing the character for what feels like forever, and yet we never seem to see him. Our first look at the wardrobe arrived at San Diego Comic-Con last year, and views of the character have since emerged in toy form. Now, finally, we get a glimpse of Russell putting it all together.
Over the weekend, this photo -- apparently from Snapchat -- began making the rounds online, giving us our first look at the film's version of Ego beyond the confines of an action figure.
Nothing about this image is really surprising. He's got the beard. the cape and the cool gauntlets we've already seen on the toys. Still, it's just nice to finally see all of that on Russell, who fills this character with swagger even in a still photo.
Now all that's left is finally seeing Ego in action, and while we still don't know for sure if we'll get that before the movie comes out, there is a new trailer dropping Tuesday. Fingers crossed.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5.
(via Comic Book Movie)