James Gunn Shut Down a Popular Fan Theory About Captain America and Star-Lord

James Gunn on the red carpet

The rumor mill on hidden points about characters within the MCU go on and on, generally debated on Reddit, then generally changing into mainstream media tales on their very own. One of many wildest theories of many is that Star-Lord/Peter Quill from Guardians of the Galaxy is expounded to one of the vital well-known Avengers.

These already accustomed to Star-Lord know he’s associated (not less than by half) with one of many Celestials. Nonetheless, Quill additionally has human blood and presumably associated to many others.

With James Gunn engaged on upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the above new principle has popped up once more. Now Gunn is quashing the rumor earlier than it goes any additional. When put all collectively, it’s straightforward to see why the idea began primarily based on one key character.

Was Peter Quill actually associated to Steve Rogers/Captain America?

James Gunn on the red carpet
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When this rumor first started, it was solely as a result of one unusual twist: An actress who performed Peter’s mother additionally performed a totally different character who appeared to have eyes for Steve Rogers in an earlier time interval.

This character is Meredith Quill who was performed by Laura Haddock. Latter actress additionally performed a utterly totally different character as seen in Captain America: First Avenger. As Display screen Rant identified not too long ago, many followers thought this mysterious girl was Meredith’s personal mom, doubtlessly making Peter Steve Rogers’ grandson.

In fact, this additionally assumes this earlier girl had an affair with Rogers and had a baby he by no means knew about. Though she does flirt with Steve, it doesn’t reveal whether or not they slept collectively.

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Such a principle might have lined up primarily based on all of the connective strings the MCU likes to discover and take into account as canon. Now James Gunn is saying there’s no reality to this. Whether or not MCU followers will take into account him an official supply on the matter is but to be decided.

Can Gunn be trusted on character issues associated to the MCU?

Little doubt greater than a few Marvel followers take into account Gunn to be a little bit of an outsider relating to Marvel. In any case, he’s at present working for DC as effectively on the brand new Suicide Squad sequel. Each DC and Marvel are very aggressive rivals with fan bases generally criticizing the opposite.

No matter Gunn says about a beloved Marvel character won’t go over effectively with essentially the most diehard MCU followers. Reddit will most likely quickly decide what the response is to Gunn saying the Peter Quill/Captain America connection is nothing however fan fantasy.

As a result of there could also be backlash in opposition to his remark, what does it say about him being welcomed again to the Marvel/Disney fray in directing GotG Vol. 3? Possibly when the movie comes out, followers will likely be again on his good facet. The purpose behind his debunking, although, is clearly to focus the story on the place Peter Quill actually goes subsequent.

As intriguing as it might be for Quill to seek out out he was maybe interacting along with his personal grandfather throughout Endgame, the larger story is the reignited romance between Quill and Gamora.

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Peter’s grandfather has additionally already been seen anyway

To additional quell all rumoring, James Gunn famous Peter’s actual grandfather was seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and once more in Vol. 2. Gunn not too long ago tweeted out the Cinema Mix supply proving this connection.

Let’s admit connecting Peter and Cap by relation would have been too bizarre and heading into spinoff Again to the Future territory. Specializing in how Gamora and Peter will hyperlink again up romantically is a much more attention-grabbing plot level.

Plus, there’s nonetheless the thriller about Peter’s Celestials relation by his father (Ego) and what their background is. The Eternals will probably make clear this to assist flesh out extra about Peter’s prior skills.

Many followers notice a Peter/Cap connection additionally would have made the MCU too much like the Skywalker saga the place it appears household relations run simply a little too shut.