The next put up accommodates SPOILERS for the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The galaxy’s spoilers shall be guarded nobody sentence additional. My preemptive apologies.
Phew. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 promised to provide us one final journey with the title characters — and when the film is over, that appears true.
To some extent.
The Guardians themselves have splintered, with a number of characters quitting the group and others becoming a member of. We nearly definitely received’t see this staff of Guardians onscreen once more. However the trailers for Guardians Vol. 3 actually hammered residence the concept a number of of the Guardians would possibly die within the movie. Dave Bautista, who performs Drax, has already stated he’s prepared to hold up his area knives and, Zoe Saldana, who performs Gamora, has made related statements about her want to maneuver on from Marvel motion pictures.
As an alternative, all of the Guardians made it by means of okay — bodily, if not emotionally. That features Peter Quill, the half-Earthman hero performed by actor Chris Pratt, who has led the Guardians since their introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The primary scene within the first Guardians reveals Quill’s origin. Shortly after his mom dies of most cancers, a pre-teen Peter will get kidnapped from Earth by Yondu and a bunch of area pirates often known as the Ravagers. He grows up as a member of Yondu’s crew and finally hooks up with Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot whereas they’re all chasing after “The Orb,” a magical area MacGuffin that seems to include an Infinity Stone.
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Orphaned by his mother’s demise — his dad seems to be a Celestial god named Ego, and in addition a significant jerk who lives as much as his title — Peter Quill by no means returned residence to Earth. However strictly talking, Peter wasn’t alone. When he was taken into area, he left behind a grandfather whom he by no means noticed once more. Whereas Peter misplaced his mother, his grandfather misplaced his daughter and his grandson on the identical day. That’s tough.
So on the finish of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Peter lastly returns to Earth for the primary time since he was a child. He finds his grandfather (performed by Gregg Henry), who is sort of a bit older however nonetheless alive, and the 2 share a tearful embrace. After which, on the finish of the closing credit, Peter and his granddad seem in a second scene, a quiet sequence round a breakfast desk. Peter mumbles a grievance about performing some yard work for an unappreciative neighbor. After which a remaining title card reads “The Legendary Star-Lord Will Return.”
Which is information to us! As of this writing, Marvel has not introduced any form of Legendary Star-Lord film or tv present. That title comes from a comic book of the mid-2000s by author Sam Humphries and artist Paco Medina. However that comedian is basically about Peter Quill in outer area having adventures with Kitty Pryde (who joined the Guardians of the Galaxy throughout this era, and in addition received into and out of a relationship with Peter). That Legendary Star-Lord doesn’t appear to have an apparent connection to the occasions of Guardians Vol. 3.
However a later Marvel collection from just a few years later, merely titled Star-Lord, does function a premise just like the one which seems on this Guardians Vol. 3 post-credits scene. That guide, which solely lasted for six points, concerned a storyline titled “Grounded” by author Chip Zdarsky and artist Kris Anka, the place Peter Quill quickly leaves the Guardians and turns into stranded on Earth, the place he’s completely oblivious to the customs, fashions, and know-how.
Star-Lord’s Earthbound adventures on this comedian would must be closely altered for any form of Legendary Star-Lord present or film that Marvel Studios would possibly produce. For one factor, the comedian collection concerned, amongst different individuals, Daredevil and the older model of Wolverine from the alternate future that impressed the film Logan. The percentages of both of these characters hanging out with Chris Pratt and Gregg Henry appears unlikely. However the fundamental concept of of Peter Quill as this fish out of water on his personal planet might simply function the main focus of a film or (in all probability extra naturally) as the topic of a one-off MCU Disney+ collection or particular.
However, once more, Marvel has not introduced any such challenge thus far, and with Guardians author/director James Gunn off to make motion pictures for DC Studios, it’s attainable that title card was meant as a daft joke. However, Marvel solely tends to throw in these “______ Will Return” messages to the ends of flicks the place they actually imply it. So it looks like Chris Pratt will present up someplace down within the line in his personal Star-Lord challenge.
It might take some time although. Marvel’s 2024 movie lineup is already set, and certain their 2025 lineup is as effectively. It’s not till you get to 2026 that the corporate has a lighter schedule, with only a single film (Avengers: Secret Wars) presently introduced. If Legendary Star-Lord goes to be a TV present, it might come sooner — though Marvel has additionally slowed approach down on their TV output; after releasing a mixed eight Disney+ reveals in 2021 and 2022, they’ve but to launch a single episode of TV in 2023. (Secret Invasion is presently scheduled to debut on Disney+ subsequent month.)
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 now out in theaters, and that title card popping up in hundreds of theaters across the nation, we count on to listen to phrase a method or one other in regards to the challenge very quickly. The Guardians of the Galaxy could also be carried out for now, but it surely appears like Star-Lord goes to be sticking round.
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