Managing Editor, Reilly, here…
This bears repeating as it speaks on the work we do here at GeekNation, as well as the culture we live in (and something we try to balance) and that’s the ‘Spoiler Culture.’
Below is the original report we ran with here on GN. In it we cited Possible Spoilers in the header as well as in the below body of the piece. It’s important for you, our audience and dear readership that we offer full coverage of stuff like this. As long as we give the proper warnings.
That being said, here is an update – director of the original Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Vol 2, James Gunn, took to his Facebook Page to officially debunk the rumor we covered. In that, and since it came from the ‘horse’s mouth’ I will absolutely believe this to be true. For in my experience over the years, if the spoiler is accurate, they don’t say a word. But in this case, Gunn makes a point to come out and say something while also commenting on the spoiler culture.
Here’s his quote via Facebook:
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.
I applaud James Gunn and know (and feel) somewhat hypocritical in saying this but I’m so glad he mentioned Spoiler Culture.
The true story here in regards to what we all do, is we cover news and incite meaningful yet geeky conversation. It can be speculation based, factually based or a bit in the middle. And we do cover the rumors – not for clickbait but in response to people asking for our take on it. We do, in fact, have fans of spoilers that don’t care and DO want to know everything. That is the sole reason why we cover a story about this.
We also cover updates. This particular rumor and story is now debunked. We felt it necessary to give both sides of the story. It wouldn’t be fair to stand by a ‘spoiler’ article when there is another part of the story.
And with Mr. Gunn’s response to the spoiler in question, I love where he stands on it all.
Thank you to the fans who tagged us here at GeekNation and, as always, thank you for following along with our news reporting. While James[Original Article Bellow]
One f the big questions that arose when the credits rolled on 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, was who is Peter Quill’s father? Over the last 15 months, there has been a lot of speculation and back and forth about the ‘angel’ who impregnated Meredith and then sent the Ravagers to collect his son when she passed. James Gunn has even gone on record saying that Quill’s father is not the same as the one portrayed in the comic books. But then, who could he be?
El Mayimbe, Umberto Gonzalez over at Heroic Hollywood says he knows the answer to that million dollar question. Now, this is a possibly huge spoiler, so if you’re not into that type of thing, I suggest you turn back now…
Still with me? Good, let’s continue.
According to the site, Peter Quill’s father is none other than Captain Marvel. No, I’m not talking about Carol Danvers (although that would be pretty trippy, huh?), I’m talking about the golden age Captain Marvel, also known as Mar-Vell, the Kree soldier sent to infiltrate and destroy Earth, but instead became its champion. El Mayimbe released an interesting video with this information and his take on it, which you can check out here:
I totally agree with him in regards to making Mar-Vell an Inhuman, if this rumor turns out to be true. Marvel has been hitting the Inhuman concept pretty hard, so it would make sense to include it in this particular case. It’s also in keeping with the characters origins somewhat, in that it’s all Kree related. Ultimately, it will come down to whether or not the studio wants to get into the whole “white skinned” Kree debate, and my guess would be no. So, that leaves Inhuman as the next logical option.
I also think that it’s very interesting that the whole thing will probably tie into Carol Danvers’ transition into the new Captain Marvel. I like the interwoven threads that Marvel uses to hold everything together and this one, if correct, will be a doozy. I am anxious to see where this all goes. Of course, we’re all taking it with a grain of salt right now, right?
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release on May 5, 2017.
Make sure to check back for updates—right here on Geek Nation.
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