One of the biggest mysteries still remaining in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the identity of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)’s father. For a long time, speculation has pointed to Kurt Russell playing him but that’s yet to be confirmed. As part of his weekly Wednesday set update (#WhatWeShotWednesday), director James Gunn has shared a hand-drawn storyboard that centres on a scene, teasing the mystery of Star-Lord’s dad.
Unfortunately, the sketches themselves are quite messy (Gunn obviously isn’t going to divulge a major spoiler over social media) but the sketch in question features three characters standing around what looks like an almighty beam of light, with a line of dialogue from Star-Lord that reads “My Mom always told me my Dad was from the stars.”
Who knows – Star-Lord’s father may indeed be Russell, or it might be Sylvester Stallone (yes, he’s going to appear in the sequel). We’ll have to wait until May 5, 2017 to find out but feel free to speculate with theories in the comments!
The original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana(Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora;Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy, Furious 7) as the voice of Groot;Bradley Cooper (Joy, American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket are set to return. Other returning Guardians of the Galaxy stars include Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 30, 2016