‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Rumor: Movie to feature the villain,”Ego The Living Planet”


Man. Only after the bonkers, completely unhinged pop culture psyche development over the past ten or so years has it become possible to type “Ego the Living Planet” in conjunction with the sequel to a movie that has made hundreds of millions of dollars. But yup, that’s where we’re at. Apparently the sequel to GotG will feature this baddie. Whom I know almost nothing about.


James Gunn has said he no longer plans to respond to rumors about which characters will or won’t be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but that isn’t stopping the rest of the internet from speculating. A new rumor has cropped up today indicating that a really big character from the comics will be dropping by the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure. And when we say really big, we mean it literally. Find out who it is below. Be warned that potential spoilers lie after the jump.

The new rumor comes from Geek.com, who are fairly new to the business of superhero movie news scoops. As such, we’d caution you to take what follows with a grain of salt. Just think of everything from here on out as a rumor, not confirmed fact.

In any case, the site has heard from sources who claim Ego the Living Planet will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. For those unfamiliar with the character from the comics, he’s exactly what he sounds like: a living planet.

Ego the Living Planet started out as a regular old planet. But after he was imbued with consciousness by a mysterious being known as the Stranger, Ego began trying to figure out his place in the universe. He came up with a plan for interstellar conquest plot which put him at odds with Thor. He then teamed up with Thor to battle Galactus, the devourer of words, but after Ego went mad he found himself fighting Thor (and other heroes). Other Marvel characters he’s come into contact with over the years include the Fantastic Four, the Kree, Thanos, and Rocket Raccoon.