James Gunn Explains How Kurt Russell’s Movies Can Exist In Same Universe As Kurt Russell’s Ego

Guardians of the Galaxy took to Twitter today to answer the burning question on everyone’s mind and provide clickbait article fodder for the 24-hour entertainment news cycle.

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, actor Kurt Russell played Ego the Living Planet, Star-Lord’s father. But we know that pop culture from our universe exists in the world of Guardians of the Galaxy, so does that mean that in addition to Ego, there’s a Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Kurt Russell starring in movies like Escape From New York, and Big Trouble in Little China?

Well, not exactly. Gunn was asked about the paradox on Twitter:

And he obviously had the matter well thought-out ahead of time, responding:

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