Peter Quill’s Dad Isn’t Who You Think It Is

…well, in the movies at least.

Part of the mystery of Guardians of the Galaxy is that we don’t know who Peter “Star-lord” Quill’s dad is. Now, comics readers had a pretty good clue since it’s well established canon in Marvel’s main continuity… but that knowledge is apparently inapplicable for the Cinematic Universe. Director James Gunn, while talking with Empire said:

“There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill’s father is between a select two or three of us,” says 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.”

Importantly, Gunn had a major revelation for fans trying to work out who Peter Quill’s father might be. “It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I’ll say that much.”

So… yeah. Quill’s father won’t be J’Son, Emperor of the Spartoi Empire, in the movies.


Via Empire

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

3 thoughts on “Peter Quill’s Dad Isn’t Who You Think It Is

  • August 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Based on Peter’s mom’s description of him being an “angel, made of pure light,” Quasar is a solid possibility. Since his time during the Kree/Skrull war and whatnot, he’s now become a being of pure quantum energy. Fits that description pretty well, no? Also, it’d pave way for Phyla-Vell, which is something I think we can all get behind. A Kree lesbian who fights bad guys throughout the galaxy with her lover, the daughter of Drax who can can turn into a dragon? Hell, they put the bromance between a tree and a raccoon to the fore, why not that?

    Of course, an Eternal would make a lot of sense. We’ve seen allusions to the Celestials before, and The Eternals fit Rhomann Dey’s description of “something very old we haven’t seen in a long time” or something like that. Or the Titans, they might fit that description too, since Thanos killed them all a long time ago.

      • August 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

        It tracks, we know Adam Warlock is in the MCU. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


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