Kurt Russell may be playing a living planet in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, but it’s a planet who’s also a dad. Peter (Star-Lord) Quill’s dad. A revelation that left many fans scratching their heads. (Would we get a flashback to the conception, for a start…?) But speaking to Collider, Russell reckons that it’s the relationship drama that’s really going to make this sequel special (as if the idea of a son trying to reconcile with a planet isn’t unique enough).
“I was impressed with the stuff that I saw at Comic-Con, but they didn’t show you everything… It’s a very complex story, and they really get into it. This is going to be one of the more — probably for Marvel, it’s more connected to human issues, family issues, parental issues, and issues that sons and daughters have with their moms and dads and their family tree, where they come from. I just think it’s going to be an interesting — Peter’s character in this one, he’s got dilemmas and he’s got decisions to make that are not just about whether to save that thing or that person. This is about finding out who you are, where you come from, and where you’re going.”
Russell wis also full of praise for the Comic Con footage. “I was really impressed with it, really impressed with it. I mean, believe me, from knowing the script, to see that and what he did with that sequence, I’m excited to see the movie.”