Star-Lord Hated Being On Earth in Avengers: Endgame, Says James Gunn

Star-Lord Hated Being On Earth in Avengers: Endgame, Says James Gunn

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James Gunn says that Star-Lord hated being on Earth in Avengers: Endgame and reveals the reason for it. The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director recently provided live commentary for the original movie’s watch party where he revealed new information regarding the creative process of making the film, as well as new tidbits about the characters’ journeys since they debuted. That includes Peter Quill’s abhorrence for finding himself back on his home planet.

The Guardians of the Galaxy finally met the Avengers in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War as the teams join forces to stop Thanos’ nefarious plan. Unfortunately, they failed despite their best efforts, resulting in the decimation of half of life in the universe, including some heroes, like Quill. When they were brought back during the events of Endgame thanks to Smart Hulk’s snap, everyone assembled at the Avengers HQ to fight the Mad Titan for the last time. This marked Quill’s first return to Earth since he has abducted by Yondu shortly after his mother died.

Through his official Twitter account, Gunn offered insight during the recent Guardians of the Galaxy watch party – an endeavor to keep people engaged during this time of quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. The filmmaker revealed new details about how the movie came to be including how Thanos’ involvement made it difficult for them to crack the story and how they weren’t informed just how important the Infinity Stones were going to be. He also revealed that in Endgame, Quill didn’t really like being on Earth and was ready to leave as fast as he could. Check out his full tweet below:

This wasn’t explicitly shown in Endgame since there really wasn’t any time for Quill to wander around Earth. Perhaps he didn’t even know where he was until after the fight with Thanos and before Tony Stark’s memorial. This makes sense, however, considering it doesn’t seem like he had any intentions of coming to visit his biological family even if he most likely had the opportunity to do so. In hindsight, it also explains why he told Iron Man he’s from Missouri instead of simply saying he’s from Earth. He wanted to block the memory of Earth, since it was linked to the death of his mother, and was made much more tragic upon learning that Ego essentially killed her. While fans didn’t get to see Quill throwing a fit about being on his home planet, this explains why Rocket was rushing Thor during his farewell with Valkyrie at the end of Endgame. With Quill back as the primary pilot of the Benatar, chances are he was making a fuss about why the God of Thunder was taking too long, forcing Rocket to come out and get their new ally.

Not much is known regarding what’s in store for the cosmic team after Avengers: Endgame. People know they’ll be on the path to reunite with Gamora, while Rocket’s backstory will be explored in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Regardless of what happens, it’s curious if Quill will ever find himself back on Earth. Then again, with the Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s possible that Star-Lord would have to return once more, potentially to drop off Thor in New Asgard.