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James Gunn talks Starlord’s Dad and Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

August 13th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn recently sat down with Empire and offered some insight of what fans can expect in the sequel including addressing the identity of the protagonist Peter “Starlord” Quill’s father. This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise considering the teasing nature of the ending of the first film and the fact he has already mentioned before that he will play an important part in the sequel.

However, one interesting aspect of Gunn’s chat is the revelation that the story arc including Peter Quill’s father will not follow the comic book canon. James Gunn – who is returning to direct and write the screenplay for the second installment – had this to say: “It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I’ll say that much.”

To those who are less familiar with the comic books, Star-Lord’s dad is a esoteric and elusive character know as J’son, who is more commonly referred to as Jason of Spartax – the Emperor of the Spartoi Empire. For anybody who is interested in checking out the character, head over to Marvel’s website for a more resound description of the character.

Thanos fans may also be slightly disappointed to learn that Gunn’s inclusion of the character will be on a strict basis of whether it is conducive to facilitating the Guardians 2 story arc or not. Gunn had this to say on the issue: “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.” 

No doubt there will be a miscellany of details trickling out really soon as a sufficient amount of work has already begun on the Guardians sequel and development is full steam ahead. Stay tuned for more goodies.

Source: Ain’t It Cool News.


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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.