Guardians Of The Galaxy Soundtrack Very Popular, But Star-Lord’s Daddy Will Be Different

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 14, 2014 in Cinema, Comic Books |

Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Almost two weeks after the premiere, and I’ve still got Guardians of the Galaxy on my mind. (That’s partly because I’ve only seen it once, unlike most people I know, but if I could barely justify the cost of an LA movie ticket, then seeing it more than once was definitely out.) What’s not entirely surprising but still impressive is that the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack (not original score), a.k.a. Awesome Mix Vol. 1, has hit #1 on the Billboard charts, making it currently the most popular album in America. This is more impressive when you realize this is the first time an album made entirely of previously-released songs (all those hits 60s and 70s) has ever topped the charts. Congrats! But an unrelated Guardians tease is even more tantalizing.

To mildly spoil the film, Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord doesn’t know who his father, and the ending of the film implies that not only is it someone special, but that the next film will feature Quill’s search for his father. In the original comics (again, mild spoilers), Quill’s father is J’Son, the Emperor of Spartax, and he’s kind of a dick, which matches up with what Yondu hints at in a throw-away line. But as some suspected due to other dialogue near the end, Quill’s father is something unknown, which doesn’t match up with the nature of Spartax.

In a recent interview, director James Gunn discussed Quill’s father’s identity, which was already worked out before shooting the screenplay for the first film. While fans are free to speculate on who the father is, they should rule out J’Son. According to Gunn, “It’s definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I’ll say that much.” Time for rampant speculation! I say his father is the unexpected cameo from the film’s stinger, based on nothing at all!

Source: io9 and io9

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