Earlier today, El Mayimbe of Heroic Hollywood posted his latest “scoop”, claiming to know the identity of Star-Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. If you’re interested in who his “four independent sources” reckon it is, we’ll mention it at the bottom of the post; however, much like when he claimed to know who Disney was eyeing for the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spinoff movie, the director of said project has debunked the report, with James Gunn taking to Facebook to confirm what we know already – that El Mayimbe is “full of shit.”
Here’s Gunn’s post from Facebook:
All right. From this moment on I’m going to stop commenting on any rumors surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, because, eventually, someone is going to come up with a spoiler that has some truth to it. That said, the rumors surrounding Quill’s parentage at the present moment are completely false, and aren’t even close to the truth. I don’t know how people come up with this stuff, but it certainly isn’t through legitimate sources.
Also, I get the desire to get “scoops” on character inclusion and casting choices, etc. But since when is a plot spoiler a “scoop”? Is this really what fandom wants to know? Plot details in movies ahead of time? I got in this business because I love movies, and I think most film journalists are the same way. And spoiling plot details doesn’t add to the enjoyment of the film-going experience. So bravo to those folks out there who don’t partake in this sort of thing.
But, as I said, eventually someone will actually spoil some detail of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So this will be my last comment squelching a rumor until May 2017. But if you do pick up on some plot detail between now and then, be aware, A) They are likely full of shit, as has been everyone so far who has claimed to have had inside info, and B) We’re creating a film that doesn’t rely on plot twists to be an enjoyable experience. They’re only a very small part of what we’re cooking up for you.
So, for those few out there who still argue that Mayimbe “is right 90% of the time”, he claims that Peter Quill’s father is Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Mar-Vell. We’ll find out for sure on May 5th 2017 when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits cinemas.