By Chris S.
So I’m sure if you are reading this, you have seen Guardians of the Galaxy by now, right? If you have seen it, go to Step 2. If you haven't seen it, go to Step 1.
Step 1: I would like you to close your laptop, shut down your desktop, or whatever else you may be reading this on, drive to your local theater, and buy a ticket to the next showtime. Seriously, why have you not seen it yet?
Step 2: Continue reading and enjoy my speculation/prediction to who Star Lord’s father will be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Hopefully by now, you will have seen the movie. In which case, you will now know that they have dropped a few hints regarding Star Lord’s father. I have seen some speculation that perhaps Warlock will be his father, or Starfox, or Captain Marvel, or “blah blah blah”. I really don’t see any of these characters as Peter’s dad. So I’m locking in my bets now. Based on the hints we got from the movie, I doubt they will be using J’son as his father. It seems this is going to be a big part of the plot for the sequel. All the hints that were dropped in the movie fit one character perfectly, in my opinion at least, and that character is: Starhawk.
1. Meredith said that Peter’s father was an “angel” and “composed of pure light”. According to Marvel.com’s entry for Starhawk: “Starhawk can generate luminous energy for various purposes. He can surround his body with a nimbus of light, providing simple illumination, up to blinding intensity. He can cast beams of light as spotlights of flares. By shifting his light beam's frequency, he can generate intense heat beams, or coherent light beams that strike their targets with tremendous concussive force. He uses a nimbus of intermingled photons and anti-gravitons to levitate or fly at great speeds”. Anyone who has seen Starhawk can see where Meredith could come to the conclusion of Starhawk being an angel. Not only is he “from the sky”, but he has those “wings” of light. In addition to all of this, he has the aliases of “The Light” and “The Giver of Light”.
2. Yondu tells Kraglin that Peter’s father was a jackass. In the comics, Starhawk gave himself the name, “The One Who Knows.” He is a selfish character as well, and much like Star-lord in the DnA run, he manipulated events that would lead to the formation of the original Guardians. All of this seems to be reason enough for the MCU version of Yondu to think he is a jackass. Though, it would probably take a lot less than that.
3. Nova Prime reveals to the Guardians and Peter that he is only "half-terran", and that the other half is “something ancient” and that they have never seen it before. Although he was born in our time, and is half-terran as well, it would be easy for James Gunn to recreate an origin story for Starhawk, much like how Yondu was very different from his comic counterpart. Although the origin would need to be changed, there are many things that could be pulled from the comic version of Starhawk. Such as having an incredibly long lifespan and continually being reborn into his infant body. I can see Marvel having him as an ancient alien being that has been reborn continually throughout time. Just leave out the bits about getting powers from a hawk god, and being a merged form of himself and his wife. Yeah, I think that would be a lot less confusing.
4. During an interview with AMC, James Gunn said that he “loved Starhawk”. And rightfully so I might add. Starhawk is the easiest character to translate to the big screen from the original Guardians. Charlie-27 would be another Hulk, Martinex would require too much CGI and probably end up resembling Iceman from Days of Future Past, and you can’t have Vance Astro without Cap’s shield. Hopefully they will utilize a modified version of his costume from the 2008 series (seen above).
What do you guys think? Do you agree? Leave a comment below.