Marvel is excited about their next wave of films. Me too. My only problem is that I don’t know much about The Guardians of the Galaxy to really know why it is that I should be excited about their film in particular. Marvel is making good strides with their “Avengers Assemble” book that’s being handled by scribe extrodonaire Brian Michael Bendis and my all-around favorite artist Mark Bagley which goes a long way to amplify my interest but what about everyone else? Why should anyone/everyone care? Well it appears that Marvel has a plan for that as well and some interesting details about one undisclosed character may have found its way online…
About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.
and that specific character? Right here:
Peter Quill is born during an unusual astronomical phenomenon when many of the planets align. Seeing no resemblance, the man who believed he was Quill’s father accuses his wife Meredith of infidelity and attempts to kill the infant, but dies of a sudden heart attack. Quill is raised by his single mother until she is killed by an alien. Quill is placed in an orphanage but escapes and eventually becomes a trainee NASA astronaut. An alien entity called the Master of the Sun eventually visits the space station that Quill and other astronauts are inhabiting, and offers the mantle of Star-Lord (an interplanetary policeman) to a worthy candidate. Quill volunteers, but is rejected in favor of a colleague he once treated badly.
Quill is outraged, and NASA orders his return to Earth and discharge for his conduct. Instead, he steals a scoutship, returns to the space station, and takes his colleague’s place. Quill becomes Star-Lord, with the Master of the Sun first creating an illusion in which the character is able to find and kill the aliens that murdered his mother to free him of his past. Equipped with a sentient vessel called “Ship”, Quill commences his role as Star-Lord.
Sounds incredibly interesting if they are in fact referring to Peter Quill but the word on the net is that there is no official mention or confirmation to the identity of the character. It’d be fun to guess and speculate but I’ll leave that to you guys, the experts because I honestly just don’t know enough about the history of the character to comment. Anybody willing to offer any insight about this possible revelation?
Via: Live For Films