Something interesting popped up online today. Ever since the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, people have wondered who Peter Quill’s father is. His mom described him as an angel of light. Yondu called him an asshole. Nova Prime said he was something they hadn’t seen in a long time. Who could it be? Well, Heroichollwood seems to have the answer.
THIS POST CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS!
James Gunn has gone on the record as saying Peter’s dad is not J’Son, and recently stated that J’Son is not part of the MCU (as of the script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.)
Who else could it be? Some people have speculated that it’s Adam Warlock. That is a solid choice, but it seems marvel has different plans.
If you keep reading, I have no sympathy. At this point, it’s YOUR CHOICE!
According to Heroichollywood (who posted the spoiler in a video so people wouldn’t accidentally see it), Peter’s father is Captain Marvel. Mar-Vell, to avoid confusion with the upcoming movie of the same name.
Now, Mr. Gonzalez over at Heroichollywood explained his methods: He understood that Gunn had already chosen Peter’s father before Guardians of the Galaxy was completed, and that documentation was possessed by four individuals. So Mr. Gonzalez had four separate, unfamiliar to each other sources hunt for the answer. All four sources found the same answer: Mar-Vell. Take it with all the salt you want, but I don’t think Gunn has the same “canary trap” hidden box super double secret methods used by J.J Abrams, so this may be a solid find.
In the comics, Mar-Vell is a Kree who is tasked with spying on humanity to see if they can be trusted, or if they are an enemy. Kree had been messing around with human DNA for some time (ahem, Inhumans), based on what the Celestials had done thousands of years before. He eventually falls for humans.
But, he’s not blue! Well, in the MCU, I feel they will change up his origin somewhat. He won’t be a Kree, but will have been used or tasked by the Supreme Intelligence to monitory humanity on behalf of the Kree. As I mentioned, Nova Prime said Peter was half human and half something they hadn’t seen in a long time. The MCU has Celestials, who created Eternals and Deviants (Thanos is an Eternal with Deviant DNA, hence his appearance. All Deviants are mutated looking).
My theory is that Mar-Vell has his origin changed from a Kree to an Eternal, who was sent to Earth on behalf of the Kree to monitor humanity. He fell for the people he was watching, and especially fell for Peter’s mom. He left shortly thereafter, and only now wants to re-connect / meet his son.
This is also interesting, because it connects Guardians of the Galaxy back to Earth in two ways: It shows that many more beings besides Yondu and Kree have visited Earth, and Mar-Vell’s demise can lead directly into Captain Marvel.
Carol Danvers gets her powers after having her DNA altered by a powerful Kree device. In the MCU, Captain Marvel releases after Infinity War Part I, but before Part II. It is likely that Mar-Vell be integrated into the Guardians, who learn that Thanos is headed for Earth. Mar-Vell will still have deep affections for Earth, and he and Peter will lead the gang back to Earth to protect it.
During the course of Infinity Wars, Carol Danvers (working for NASA and having retired from the Air Force) will come into contact with Mar-Vell. Thanos will end up killing Mar-Vell, and in the process altering Danvers’ DNA to incorporate Mar-Vell’s, giving her his powers. Captain Marvel can jump from there, and not have to worry about her origin.
I hope this scoop is correct, because it has large implications for the overall MCU.
James Gunn has responded to the rumors via his Facebook page:
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.
Now, to be fair, Mr. Gunn has seemed pretty straight forward with fans when it comes to speculation and answering questions about his movies. He isn’t on a J.J. Abrams / John Harrison level, but this is Marvel, and they dislike spoilers. It’s completely possible that he is sincere, and Mar-Vell is NOT the father.
Take from it what you will.