Rumor: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Will Include the Weirdest Supervillain You Can Imagine

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 5:10PM
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 5:10PM
Rumor: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Will Include the Weirdest Supervillain You Can Imagine
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has only just finished its script, so we presumably won't know plot details anytime soon, but a new report claims to have intel on a certain quirky supervillain that will show up in the film. It's still unverified, but it easily could be true, so the spoiler-averse should get out now!



Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


According to Geek.com, Ego the Living Planet will make an appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. Ego is pretty much exactly what he sounds like: a sentient planet with a monstrous superiority complex.

Ego, along with its "selfish moon," Id:
Ego the Living Planet

In Marvel Comics, Ego's origin has been retconned many times, but in short, he was the result of a scientist merging with a planet when the planet's sun underwent a supernova. While in search of a "self," he tries to conquer other planets, and Thor stops him. Thor then saves him from planet-eater Galactus, and Ego agrees to allow his surface to be the home of the Wanderers, who were displaced when Galactus ate their homeworld. Later, Ego consumes the Wanderers when he has a break with sanity, and Thor stops him before he can destroy Earth. 

His mythology is clearly more tied to Thor, and yet it still makes complete sense that the character is rumored for Guardians rather than Thor: Ragnarok. A living planet with a beard and a bad temper is too ridiculous a character for any universe except for GotG, which rounds out the cast with a sentient tree and a talking raccoon. Plus, Ego has a brother, hilariously named Alter-Ego, who is held hostage by the Collector, which is probably enough of a connection to the Guardians universe to go off of.

We should all take this with a grain of salt, as Geek.com claims the rumor comes from "sources close to both Geek.com and production on the film," but is certainly not confirmed. We hope it is true, if only so we get to see Rocket Raccoon make fun of Ego for being fat, or something.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.
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