Guardians of the Galaxy didn’t reveal the identity of Star-Lord’s father, instead saving that twist for the May 2017 sequel. That’s a long time away in real-time, but not in Blockbuster Movie-time. Writer-director James Gunn will be shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starting in February; teases for the movie will begin in Captain America: Civil War or Dr. Strange, at Comic-Con 2016 or the next edition of D23.
Gunn’s about to be a busy man. So it’s understandable that in the latest post on his very active Facebook page, he declared a self-imposed gag order on commenting about Guardians 2 rumors. Most of the speculation has focused on Star-Lord’s dad. In the past, Gunn has been open to clarifying who Star-Lord’s father isn’t: Jason of Spartax, the alien daddy of the original comic book version of Peter Quill.
In the wake of recent rumors about Star-Lord’s father, however, Gunn wrote: “I’m going to stop commenting on any rumors surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, because, eventually, someone is going to come up with a spoiler that has some truth to it.” But first, Gunn goes out of way to declare that “the rumors surrounding Quill’s parentage at the present moment are completely false, and aren’t even close to the truth.”
About those whispers: Heroic Hollywood reported on Tuesday that Quill’s father is Captain Mar-Vell, an alien soldier from the Kree Empire. Mar-Vell is better known by his superhero identity “Captain Marvel.”
(Not to be confused with the Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel, the upcoming movie, which is about a human female Captain Marvel.) (There are lots of Captain Marvels.) (One of the Captain Marvels actually lives in the DC Universe.) (Don’t ask.)
Outside of debunking the Mar-Vell story, however, Gunn’s Facebook post includes a lot of smart things about spoilers, scoops, and how people actually enjoy movies. He specifically promises that he wants Guardians 2 to be “a film that doesn’t rely on plot twists to be an enjoyable experience.” Presumably this means Star-Lord’s father is not Blofeld. The most persistent rumors often point to classic Marvel cosmic characters like Adam Warlock or the Beyonder, although it seems equally possible that Star-Lord’s father will be a character already introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Maybe Loki? That would be pretty crazy, if it were Loki. But nah, I’m pretty sure it’s Shuma-Gorath.
Read Gunn’s whole post below: