James Gunn, director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, has been everywhere recently. He’s been stumping for the upcoming home video release, dropping all kinds of bonus features for the space opera. And with the big Phase 3 reveal a while back, which moved up the release date for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, among other things, there’s been a great deal of talk about the next step for the misfit crew of space ne’er-do-wells. One of the big threads left dangling is the identity of Star-Lord’s (Christ Pratt) father. Many expect that to play a big part, and Gunn has some things to say about that, along with even more potential details from the sequel.
Talking to IGN, Gunn shed some light on how they are going to approach this piece of the puzzle. It’s been a topic of some discussion, and reportedly Star-Lord’s dear old dad won’t necessarily be who it is in the comics. But while Gunn says it will be important, especially to the arc of the character, he doesn’t want it to become the center of the film. He says: