11 May 2021 1:39 PM +00:00 UTC

James Gunn Debunks Long-Standing MCU Theory About Star-Lord's Mother

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Fans laud the Marvel Cinematic Universe for its astonishing attention to detail but as it turns out, not everything in the franchise is intentional, and believe it or not, there are times when it's all just coincidental. Speaking of, there's this long-standing Marvel theory which relates Star-Lord's mother to one of Steve Rogers' admirers in Captain America: The First Avenger. According to MCU conspiracists, Cap's admirer could actually be Peter Quill's grandmother, a theory which is easy to buy into considering both roles were played by actress Laura Haddock.

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Marvel Studios has never confirmed the theory but it didn't stop fans from thinking that the Legendary Outlaw and the Star-Spangled Man could in fact be related. Now, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is finally shedding some light on the long-standing rumor, and as much as we hate to break it to you, apparently, the said theory isn't true.

Responding to a fan on Twitter who asked about Haddock's involvement in the original Guardians of the Galaxy film, Gunn said that he had no idea that the English actress appeared in the first Captain America film. He clarifies that the actress's casting doesn't have anything to do with the conspiracy theory. He explained: "Not exactly a coincidence - @laurahaddock is a great actress who lives in the UK. I had no idea she had been in Captain America when I cast her. No relationship intended."

Meanwhile, Gunn, who previously claimed that he plans on ending his MCU tenure after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has now expressed his interest in possibly doing a fourth film. Personally, I'd be down to see him continue the Guardians franchise as I believe that there are still loads of interesting stories waiting to be told that couldn't be crammed into just one film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set for release on May 5, 2023.

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