Peter Quill’s Father In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Won’t Be The Same As In The Comics
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy ended with a slight cliffhanger. Who is Peter Quill’s father? Just a few minutes before the film ended, Kraglin (Sean Gunn), said it was probably best that the Ravagers and Yondu (Michael Rooker) didn’t deliver Peter Quill to his dad as they were hired to do. We only got a few clues from the film that could tell us who he could possibly be. He was an Angel of Light and that he was not of Earth – Quill is half terran (his mother) while the other half is something ancient (his father).
Now it’s very unlikely that we will get more clues in the DVD or Blu-ray, but director James Gunn has confirmed that Star-Lord’s father isn’t who you think it is, and that he will be revealed in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Hit the jump to see who it could possibly be; slight spoilers will follow.
In a new interview with Empire, Gunn said:
“It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I’ll say that much.”
The film explicitly states that Star-Lord’s alien half gave him the ability to hold the Infinity Gem for as long as he did. In the comics, Star-Lord’s father is an alien being named J’son, King Of Spartax. Now that would have made sense, if it stayed true to the comics. But as Gunn aforementioned, Quill’s father is not the character who is in the comics. So who is he?
“There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill’s father is between a select two or three of us. 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.”
While the identity of who Quill’s father is is being kept a secret, not even Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, knows Quill’s paternity. In fact, Gunn has said that only he, his brother Sean Gunn, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and Michael Rooker know the identity of Quill’s father. This means that the Ravagers will likely have a bigger role in the sequel.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 opens in theaters on July 17, 2017.