‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Reveals How ‘The Interview’ Affects His Sequel
Things have been pretty intense over the last few weeks, as hackers attacked Sony and threatened terrorist action if the studio released ‘The Interview.’ You may not get to see ‘The Interview’ anytime soon, but we still have plenty of movies to look forward to, like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2.’ As director James Gunn reveals, Sony isn’t the only studio impacted by all of this hacking business.
What’s been going on between the movie theater industry and Sony in the wake of recent terrorist threats from the hackers who dumped the studio’s private info online has been rather depressing, and we’re worried that this event may set a terrible precedent for the future. Obviously, we are all in need of some distractions to lift our spirits. Enter ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn.
Gunn took to his Instagram to post a photo that explains just how this whole mess with the hackers and North Korea is affecting his plot for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2'—more specifically, we now know at least one person who is definitely not Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s father:
Pretty funny, right? As you can see above, Gunn included some familiar names for comic book fans, like Howard the Duck (who made a cameo in the ‘Guardians’ post-credits scene), Galactus (the ‘Fantastic Four’ villain), and J’Son of Spartax, who is revealed to be Peter Quill’s father in the comics. “Tony Stark from the future” and Kevin Bacon are particularly inspired choices.
The identity of Peter Quill’s father was teased at the end of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and fans have been having fun speculating about who he might be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We already know that Peter Quill’s dad won’t be the same character as he is in the comics, with some suggesting he might be Starfox or Adam Warlock.
We’ll find out eventually, when ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2' hits theaters on May 5, 2017. (If that’s okay with North Korea.)