The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser hasn’t revealed much about the next movie (aside from some awkward bonding between Drax and Star Lord). Eagle-eyed viewers have been able to scrutinize every frame and infer some big hints about the plot, of course. However, longtime comics fan have already been able to deduce a lot about what’s coming next based simply on the cast list. Indeed, with hundreds of comics ready for reference, there’s a lot we can already tell you about the gallery of oddballs who’ll be joining the universe’s biggest misfits next summer. Enjoy these quick facts. Minor potential spoilers below.
Ego, the Living Planet
One of Jack Kirby’s most outrageous creations. His nickname’s pretty self-explanatory. Ego is what’d you get if there was a face on Mars or Venus. James Gunn has already made it clear that Vol. 2 won’t be beholden to any specifics of comics lore. As such, Kurt Russell’s Ego will not only assume human form at times, he’ll also be revealed as Star Lord’s father (instead of J’son of Spartax, who’s the culprit in the comics). Brace yourself for the IMAX equivalent of a trippy head shop poster whenever he assumes planetoid form, though.