Now that we’ve all seen Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s time to talk about the upcoming sequel and what James Gunn has in store for us, especially when it comes to Thanos and Starlord’s Dad.
In a new interview with Empire Online, Gunn had the following to say about Peter Quill’s father:
“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.”
Interestingly, he also had this to say about where they’ll be pulling the character for his dad:
“It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I’ll say that much.”
He also had this to say about Thanos:
“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… I think Thanos has been lonely for a long time. He can handle it. He’s used to his loneliness. He’s got some other kids out there. He’s got to look after them. Nebula’s probably the sweetest of them, which tells you what his kids are like…”