Published On: Thu, Jan 12th, 2017

“Guardians of the Galaxy 2′: James Gunn says they’re all ‘damaged goods’ discusses Star-Lord’s dad, Kurt Russell

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will certainly address the story of Star-Lord’s true parentage with Kurt Russell confirmed in the role. Director James Gunn talked about the father-son relationship, stating that it will be rooted in more grounded emotions.

“To let somebody love you is a very difficult thing, especially when you’re damaged goods. And all of the Guardians are damaged goods,” Gunn said to USA Today.

Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) is actually the son of Ego, the Living Planet, a bit of a challenging role to adapt for film. Star-Lord will be meeting his biological father for the first time, and it sounds like they’ll have some issues to sort out.

“It runs the gamut of emotions for him, wanting to understand why his father wasn’t around to quickly idolizing him and ultimately learning the reality of the relationship and comparing the man who sired him to the man who raised him.”


In its own quirky way, Guardians of the Galaxy was all about family: Star-Lord’s origin story began when he lost his mother and was taken in by Yondu (Michael Rooker), while Zoe Saldana’s Gamora had an entire arc revolving around her efforts to break free of her adopted dad Thanos and sister Nebula.

Gunn’s promises that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 would be a “more emotional” movie — the screenplay made Chris Pratt cry.

Fans shouldn’t worry, Gunn stated that it would be funnier, too.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters May 5.

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