Guardians of the Galaxy had no shortage of unusual characters including a walking tree, and a pistol-packing bitter racoon. It had more space oddities than a David Bowie tribute band and the Star Wars Cantina combined, so when ever we talk about what characters might appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the weirder the character, the better the odds they might appear. Even though we’re still not entirely sure what Guardians 2 will be about, or what new characters might join the original team in their latest adventure, we now have another hint about who they might be fighting. If true, this will literally be the biggest villain in any Marvel Studios movie so far.
According to Geek.com, which is a new outfit in the greater nerd community, so take this with a grain of salt, the big bad that the Guardians will face in their second movie is Ego, the Living Planet. Coming from James Gunn, the guy that put Howard the Duck into the end of Guardians 1 just for kicks and pondered aloud the possibility of including ROM: The Space Knight in the sequel, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that he’d be eyeing a character who’s an anthropomorphized planet as the bad guy.
In the comic books, Ego was just a regular planet that was given sentience by a being called “The Stranger.” While trying to find his place in the universe, a living being the size of a planet and all, Ego decided that he wanted to take it over. It got him into some fights with Thor, the Fantastic Four, and Galactis to name a few. This is the first time that Ego has been brought up in conversation in regards to this, or any, Marvel movie, and while that doesn’t mean the rumor is untrue, it is a curious new mention about GOTG2.
As for Gunn himself, our own Tony Schaab, along with others, reached out to the director on social media on the matter. “Friends: as I said a couple of months ago, I am done debunking/confirming rumors about #GotGVol2 until the film is released. Sorry! Guess away!” he wrote back. And now you know almost exactly what you knew about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 you did a second ago.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be in theaters everywhere in May 2017.