Earlier this year, Kurt Russell signed on to join James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, Vol. 2. Pretty much as soon as he did, everyone began to say, “That’s great, but who is he playing?” During today’s Marvel Studio’s panel at Comic-Con International, his role was finally confirmed: He’s playing Ego, and–yes–he’s Star-Lord’s father.
Russell makes his grand entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe via a new (as-yet-unreleased) trailer for the film that played during the studio’s Hall H panel. Landing in a spaceship shaped like the Cloud Gate (aka “Bean”) in Chicago, Ego announces his presence by addressing Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) himself: “After all these years, I’ve found you. … I’m your dad, Peter.” Dun. Dun. DUN. This being a Guardians movie, however, the tone quickly shifts back to humor with Drax asking about Ego’s anatomy and how, exactly, he created baby Star-Lord. “Yes, Drax,” Ego says. “I got a penis.”
There were a lot of other little gems in the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 trailer, which Marvel will hopefully release soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy this father-son moment from a different part of the Disney universe.