Sunday, February 26, 2017

'Ego: The Living Planet' Revealed

Sneak Peek your first look @ Kurt Russell ("The Thing") as Marvel Comics' 'Ego the Living Planet', a world-devouring, cosmic entity appearing in Marvel Studios' "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2":

Debuting in Marvel Comics' "Thor" #132 (Sept. 1966), followed by stories in DC Comics, 'Ego the Living Planet' was created by writer/illustrator Jack Kirby as as "...a planet that was alive, A planet that was intelligent. I felt somewhere out in the universe, the universe becomes denser and turns liquid...

"...and that in this liquid, there was a giant multiple virus, and if isolated for millions and millions of years, it would ... begin to evolve by itself and it would begin to think. By the time we reached it, it might be quite superior to us — and that was 'Ego'..."

Ego is exceptionally intelligent, although as its name suggests, it harbors an extreme superiority complex and can be emotional if thwarted. 

Ego has total control over its entire mass down to the molecular level, often shaping its surface into the appearance of a gigantic face to address powerful beings, and can also shape its terrain to suit the circumstances. 

It is able to use its own substance to extrude tentacles, organic sensors, plant-like growth, and to create humanoid vessels for its consciousness. 

It can shape its surface to appear as a dead inhospitable world, or into an idyllic, lush green paradise to lure unwary space travelers to its surface, whom it promptly consumes. 

Ego possesses various internal features analogous to a living organism, such as gigantic tunnels that have been compared to arteries, and a gigantic brain-like organ deep below its surface.

It can heat up its internal temperature to destroy beings inside it. Ego possesses both digestive organs, which it uses when absorbing living beings, and an immune system with which to create powerful antibodies to destroy beings which resist absorption. 

It also possesses vast psionic abilities, and can project blasts powerful enough to destroy other worlds.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is scheduled for release May 5, 2017, in 3D and IMAX 3D.

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