The most obscure property to date for the Marvel Cinematic Universe was "Guardians of the Galaxy". It surpassed all expectations from fans and studio execs alike, when it racked up $94 million on its opening weekend. After initial test screenings, which received rave reviews, even before the film actually hit theatres, a "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" was announced. But what does the next adventure have in store for us?
They teased the notion of Star-Lord's dad in the film but never actually introduced him to us. In the comics, his padre was named J'son, also known as Jason of Spartax, the King of the Spartoi Empire. Director James Gunn warned us to not get too attached to the source material however, as that might be changing.
"It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I’ll say that much," said Gunn. "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."
These comments have led many to speculate who his father could turn out to me. Perhaps the most guessed option is Adam Warlock, which would make sense since there were some easter eggs in the first film that would hint at this. Other potentials include Star Hawk, Thanos and Galactus, as well as several others. If it were one of the big baddies though, that would majorly change the plot, so I'm not sure if Marvel and team are ready to go down that route.
On Thanos' role in the sequel, Gunn stated, "He will show up [in the sequel] if he helps our story and he will not show up at all if not. Thanos is not the most important thing in Guardians 2, that’s for damn sure. There’s the Guardians themselves and other threats the Guardians are going to be facing that are not Thanos."
Could it still be J'son, just a variation of him? Or will they alter the content completely and go a different route? Only time will tell but I for one have complete confidence in Marvel and the direction they continue to take for their MCU. After all, have they let us down yet?
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