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James Gunn strikes out over reported Guardians of the Galaxy spoiler…

November 26th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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Marvel will hate it, but one of the most talked-about mysteries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seemingly been solved.

Or has it? Well, here’s what went down…

The mystery concerns the true identity of Peter Quill’s, aka Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy, father. At the time when the first Guardians film was released in 2014, only four people knew who Quill’s father was – director James Gunn, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, star Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn, the younger brother of James.

Now, the whole world knows, after Heroic Hollywood revealed his identity after a year-long investigation by their Editor-in-Chief Umberto Gonzalez, who has become known in nerdy circles as something of a master gatherer of exclusive scoops (he broke the news that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow would be helming Star Wars: Episode IX).

According to Gonzalez’ four sources, Quill’s father is none other than CAPTAIN MARVEL.Gunn already denied that Marvel would be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, but that’s because he’s referring to a different age of Captain Marvel. Gonzalez’ scoop concerns the original Captain Marvel, which debuted in December 1967.

He also believes that this is the character Matthew McConaughey reportedly turned down after reading the script.

Gunn himself angrily took to Facebook to dismiss the rumours though. This what he had to say:

“All right. From this moment on I’m going to stop commenting on any rumors surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, because, eventually, someone is going to come up with a spoiler that has some truth to it. That said, the rumors surrounding Quill’s parentage at the present moment are completely false, and aren’t even close to the truth. I don’t know how people come up with this stuff, but it certainly isn’t through legitimate sources.

“Also, I get the desire to get “scoops” on character inclusion and casting choices, etc. But since when is a plot spoiler a “scoop”? Is this really what fandom wants to know? Plot details in movies ahead of time? I got in this business because I love movies, and I think most film journalists are the same way. And spoiling plot details doesn’t add to the enjoyment of the film-going experience. So bravo to those folks out there who don’t partake in this sort of thing.

“But, as I said, eventually someone will actually spoil some detail of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So this will be my last comment squelching a rumor until May 2017. But if you do pick up on some plot detail between now and then, be aware, A) They are likely full of shit, as has been everyone so far who has claimed to have had inside info, and B) We’re creating a film that doesn’t rely on plot twists to be an enjoyable experience. They’re only a very small part of what we’re cooking up for you.” So it look like Gonzalez’ “big scoop” has really touched a nerve with the powers that be at Marvel and the Guardians director himself. Keep an eye on this one folks, it’s bound to keep going for a while!

Is Gunn right? Let us know what you all think…

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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