Earlier tonight, Marvel Studios held its massive Comic-Con panel in Hall H, where they revealed the first trailer for Doctor Strange and new footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Unfortunately, the studio hasn’t released this footage online quite yet, but the scenes the cast and crew revealed not only confirmed that Sylvester Stallone is in fact part of the cast, but also revealed who Star-Lord’s father is.
Deadline reports that two clips were shown to fans, along with a trailer. At the end of the trailer revealed in Hall H, Kurt Russell’s mysterious character is seen coming out of a massive space pod. When Chris Pratt‘s Star-Lord asks who he is, this mystery character replies, “I thought my good looks would make it obvious. My name is Ego. And I’m your dad.” Many had speculated that Kurt Russell would be playing Star-Lord’s dad, but no one thought that his dad would be Ego The Living Planet, portrayed in the comics as a massive planet. The footage revealed that Ego designed a human form for himself. This leads Drax to ask “Did you make a penis?” which mortifies Star-Lord. Ego responds by saying, “I sure did… it’s not bad either.”
This footage reveals that this sequel takes place just a few months after the first movie. One scene features Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) escaping from a jail cell in what looks like a massive space station with the help of Baby Groot. The trailer also features plenty of scenes with all the main characters working together as a team.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige introduced James Gunn to the Comic-Con crowd, who called the Hall H crowd, “the petri dish where Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 was born!” His speech was interrupted by The Ravagers, lead by Taserface (Chris Sullivan), who continually mocked the director and the stars as they were brought out onto the stage. Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and new additions Kurt Russell (Ego), Pom Klementieff (Mantis) and Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha), who presented the first footage from the sequel.
The clips shown include a scene with Yondu and Rocket escaping from a jail cell, which includes a massive body count with Yondu taking out characters left and right with his mystical weapon, the Yaka Arrow. The trailer revealed Rocket Raccoon hurling insults at several different characters along with the entire team bickering, before the footage revealed Sylvester Stallone, although it wasn’t revealed who he is playing. Some believe that, judging by his outfit, he could be another Ravager but it isn’t known for sure, and this report from Deadline claims that he’s a Nova Corps member.
Marvel didn’t release any of this footage online after the panel, like they did with the new Doctor Strange trailer earlier today, so we’ll have to wait and see if the studio plans on releasing these revealing scenes anytime soon. We still have just over nine months until this superhero sequel hits theaters, but to help tide you over until then, the studio did also reveal a new logo for this upcoming sequel, arriving in theaters May 5, 2017, which you can check out below. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with more on this superhero follow-up as soon as more details are revealed.