Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn denied a theory linking Captain America and Star-Lord.
A fan theory linking Captain America (Chris Evans) and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon arose when a fan realized that actress Laura Haddock played a character in both. Captain America the First Avenger and Star-Lord’s mother in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel. The theory revolves around the characters being mother and daughter respectively, Captain America has an off-screen relationship with the fan, and Meredith Quill is his daughter. In this way, Captain America would be Star-Lord’s grandfather.
James Gunn was quick to deny the fan theory on his official Twitter:
So Gregg Henry is Chris Evans? Also, Quill’s grandfather was still too young to have been fighting in WWII. https://t.co/jAmhRstC8c
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 3, 2021
Actor Gregg Henry played Star-Lord’s grandfather in the opening scene of Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Peter Quill’s mother, Meredith, is in the hospital, dying of cancer.
Fans will always speculate on the connections between certain characters due to matching casting choices. In some cases, like the character of actor Martin Starr in the MCU. Spiderman movies retroactively being the same character he briefly portrayed in The incredible Hulk, it works because the timeline and career path of the character feel consistent. In the case of this theory linking Captain America and Star-Lord, it just doesn’t add up.
Here’s the synopsis for James Gunn’s latest movie, The suicide squad:
Welcome to Hell AKA Belle Reve, the prison with the highest death rate in the US of A. Where the worst supervillains are kept and where they will do anything to get out, even join the super secret task and super bleak. Force X. Today’s life and death assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them hard and drop them (literally) on the remote enemy-infused island of Corto Maltés. Walking through a jungle packed with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search and destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave … and Amanda’s government technicians. Waller in his ears, tracking his every move. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If someone is making bets, the smart money is against them, all of them.
Written and directed by James Gunn, Suicide squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie and Michael Rooker.
Suicide squad is slated to hit theaters and at HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content.