Well, that didn’t take too long! Our own sources were suspicious about the rumor that arrived earlier today proclaiming that Mar-Vell will be revealed as Star-Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. They assure us that Mar-Vell is currently tapped to make some sort of appearance in the film, but were dubious about the specificity of the rumor. Turns out they were right and the confirmation comes from none other than writer/director James Gunn himself!
Per his Facebook account..
“All right. From this moment on I’m going to stop commenting on any rumors surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, because, eventually, someone is going to come up with a spoiler that has some truth to it. That said, the rumors surrounding Quill’s parentage at the present moment are completely false, and aren’t even close to the truth. I don’t know how people come up with this stuff, but it certainly isn’t through legitimate sources.
Also, I get the desire to get “scoops” on character inclusion and casting choices, etc. But since when is a plot spoiler a “scoop”? Is this really what fandom wants to know? Plot details in movies ahead of time? I got in this business because I love movies, and I think most film journalists are the same way. And spoiling plot details doesn’t add to the enjoyment of the film-going experience. So bravo to those folks out there who don’t partake in this sort of thing.
But, as I said, eventually someone will actually spoil some detail of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So this will be my last comment squelching a rumor until May 2017. But if you do pick up on some plot detail between now and then, be aware, A) They are likely full of shit, as has been everyone so far who has claimed to have had inside info, and B) We’re creating a film that doesn’t rely on plot twists to be an enjoyable experience. They’re only a very small part of what we’re cooking up for you.
He doesn’t sound too happy and I really can’t blame him. The scoop game can often get out of hand, especially when it involves legitimate spoilers about a film. That’s partially why we tend to avoid it here, instead opting to only comment on potential spoilers in an effort to confirm or deny them. We’re in the business of conveying information to our readers, not ruining films for them. That said, when such scoops arise elsewhere, we will indeed run them…albeit with a warning…if our own sources can back up part (or all) of the rumor or help us to shoot it down. There will no doubt be more such rumors to come for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and we will do our best to continue to sift through what is true and what isn’t for you.