The Guardians of The Galaxy ending revealed that Starlord’s ability to hold the Infinity Stone for extended period of time (and not disintegrate) was due to his otherworldly DNA – imparted to him from his absentee space Daddy. Teasing a mysterious unknown father figure from space seemed to set-up a significant plot point for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. While director James Gun has said that revelation will be addressed, it won’t be as significantly important as it was assumed to be. It’s not going to be a big secret. The real focal point is what the relationship is to that character.
A more recent comment by the filmmaker indicates there will be a daddy issues motif throughout Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in general. Quill dealt with personal issues following the death of his mother in the first Guardians adventure, so it makes sense enough to explore his feelings about his father in the sequel… especially, now that Quill knows he’s not a human. As Gunn would have you know, however, the Guardians sequel won’t just be about Peter’s Daddy issues, but issues of fatherhood all around.
Gunn spoke with Vulture saying just enough about some family thematics without going into anything too specific:
There’s a lot of stuff I’m excited about in the new movie. Listen, I’m still excited about Star-Lord’s character and where he goes. At its heart, Guardians is a story about families, and if the first film was about him and his mother, this is a story about fathers. So it’s exciting to go there.
Fans will remember that Gamora and Nebula (Karen Gillan) – one of the Guardians villains returning for the sequel – still have issues with their own adoptive father, Thanos (Josh Brolin). Meanwhile, Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) still remembers being a father, and while Ronan The Accuser is dead, Drax is still out for vengeance setting his sights on the Mad Titan.
We’ve seen this very different group of damaged people find each other and start building a new family for themselves. Perhaps the most interesting parts of the sequel will be how their past families affect the development of their newly chosen family.
What do you think?