Star-Lord's father

One of the mysteries left open-ended in Guardians of the Galaxy is the matter of who Star-Lord’s father is. We’ve gotten hints in interviews over the years, but a seemingly spoiler-y new interview with actor Bradley Cooper (who voices Rocket Raccoon in the films) is going viral today.

In the video interview, the actor appears to either accidentally reveal the identity of Star-Lord’s father and the main villain of the upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, or just get confused about what happened in the original 2014 film. Let’s dive into this, and find out what director James Gunn has to say.

Be warned speculation about possible spoilers follows after the jump.

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However, Guardians of the Galaxy was a massive hit, transforming the likes of Star-Lord and Drax into household names. The same wave of instant popularity also washed over Howard. Suddenly, normal people were interested in this anthropomorphized alien duck, which is just plain weird. It must be especially weird for Howard’s voice actor, Seth Green, who had to make it known at this year’s New York Comic-Con that there are currently no plans for a Howard the Duck movie. Not even after Marvel announced three untitled films for 2020.

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