Who Will Star-Lord’s Dad Be In The Guardians Of The Galaxy Sequel? We Take Some Guesses
If you’re a fan of the Marvel Studios movies then you’ve probably already watched Guardians of the Galaxy at least once if not more times — as far as most of us are concerned, Marvel Studios can take all of our money and then some.
We certainly enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy and it was quite refreshing to see that even the comic book faithful were appeased. One of the mysteries of the movie that was left undoubtedly for the sequel, was the identity of Star-Lord’s (so excellently portrayed by Chris Pratt) estranged father. Now if you’ve read any of the Guardians of the Galaxy comics, you might have heard of Spartax ruler J’son — which, when you consider that Star-Lord’s name is Peter Jason Quill, kinda makes sense in comic book land — the man who made the nasty with an Earth girl and knocked her up, then had their son abducted to be brought to him, after she died. Only that didn’t quite work out…
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Perhaps that’s a bit of a spoiler but don’t worry, it’s all revealed in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie if you’re paying attention, not that any of it matters anyway because Marvel Studios are going to be taking a whole other spin on Star-Lord’s dad. This is according to director James Gunn, who revealed that they have something different in mind for the father of the only human Guardian of the Galaxy. Well, half human.
“There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill’s father is between a select two or three of us,” explained Gunn. “That’s been part of the plan since the beginning, that’s something I had to work out before we shot the screenplay. We wanted to make sure Yondu’s place in everything made sense and it does, so it’s all very specific stuff. It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I’ll say that much.”
So who is it then? Well from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie’s clues, we know that Quill’s mother referred to him as an “angel” and at a point mention was made of a being of pure light. We also know that the Nova Corps had never encountered anything like his genetic code before, citing an ancient species of alien, whatever it was that allowed him to hold onto the Orb for longer when others were decimated by it. Then of course, he was abducted from Earth in the eighties under orders from his dad, according to Yondu (Michael Rooker) — the guy with the glowing mohawk and blue skin who whistle-killed his way to a Dota-styled Rampage at the end.
Theories floating around the internet have led to a few suggestions that are steeped in Guardians of the Galaxy lore.
The first is Major Victory — Vance Astrovik — who is a member of the original Guardians lineup, and if the movies will deal with time travel and temporal displacement, could certainly account for that whole ‘ancient’ vibe at least to some extent since technically, Vance is kind of a human. Then again Yondu is from the future so who even gives a fuck in this universe.
Other suggestions include Starhawk — another member of the original Guardians team — as well as Odin, whom we all know already as an established ruler of Asgard… at least, cosmetically. Watch Thor: The Dark World if you’re confused. There have even been such oddities as Eternity thrown around, suggesting that perhaps Star-Lord has cosmic origins, which at the very least could explain his ability to hold the Orb.
Perhaps the most interesting suggestion is that it could be Adam Warlock, which would fit perfectly into the meta because Warlock is not technically human but more of a lab experiment (hence unrecognisable genetic code) and he could have just gone away to his cocoon to replenish his form, hence being away for most of Star-Lord’s life. It’s obviously a stretch but do consider that Star-Lord’s dad is kind of a big deal and Adam Warlock can directly control the Soul Gem, which makes him kind of a big deal as well. It might be a drastic departure from canon but hey, I’ll take it.
Although if I may propose a few suggestions of my own: The first is Richard Rider. Now this one’s a bit of a stretch because technically, he’s a human. But what if the Nova Corps did fall under hard times as expected, and Richard Rider did become the last Nova Corps as expected, but then went back in time and created Star-Lord to prevent that fall from happening? It probably doesn’t hold as much weight as Warlock might, but you have to admit it would make for a pretty kickass story right? Albeit something of a paradoxical situation of, “I exist because you exist because I exist.” Maybe I just love paradoxes.
The second is Micheal Korvac who is technically an evil character but forms one of those anomalous roles within the Marvel universe, and has been a feature of Guardians of the Galaxy comics before. He also fills that ‘being of pure light’ category quite nicely, and could even explain why the Nova Corps couldn’t figure out Quill’s genetic code. This one’s even more of a stretch though, but if it comes to pass then know that I called it first. Because I’m smug like that, I guess? (If I didn’t then just forget this article exists.)
What do you think? Who is Star-Lord’s daddy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.