James Gunn: Guardians 2 is about fathers


The true parentage of Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord (who?), was a running subplot throughout the original Guardians of the Galaxy – well, OK, his dad was mysteriously mentioned a couple of times. That movie revealed that Quill’s father was an extraterrestrial of unknown origin. James Gunn looks to expand on that in the yet-to-be-titled 2017 sequel, it seems, as in a recent interview with Vulture the director says the sequel will be about “fathers.”

In the comics, Peter Quill’s father is J’Son, the meglomaniacal leader of an intergalactic empire known as the Spartax, but Gunn has suggested that the sequel won’t necessarily follow its source material to the letter. Still, the sequel looks to expand on the mystery established in the original. This approach, presumably, means an expanded role for Michael Rooker’s Yondu, who the first movie revealed was hired to kidnap Quill from Earth and taught him about intergalactic outlawin’, which is a kind of fatherhood in its own way. There’s also Zoe Saldana’s Gamora, daughter of mad titan and MCU heavy Thanos – it seems there’s plenty of fertile ground established to explore the theme.

Viewers will get their generous helping of space-faring daddy issues when Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017. The movie will also star Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Karen Gillan.

[via Vulture]