The future of the MCU includes a potential solo movie for Star-Lord, the protagonist from Guardians of the Galaxy. The film will explore a “fish out of water” storyline, similar to the original Thor movie, as Star-Lord struggles to adapt to life on Earth. The parallels between Thor’s excitement for Earth culture and Star-Lord’s connection to his mother and grandfather suggest that the solo Star-Lord film will delve into his curiosity about his own potential life on Earth. While the Star-Lord movie should avoid replicating Thor’s story too closely, it has the potential to provide a unique underdog narrative and expand the character’s future in the MCU.
Marvel’s Plans to Recreate a Storyline
The announcement of a Star-Lord solo film came as a surprise to audiences, as they were expecting to hear about the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy themselves after watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. However, it seems that the Legendary Star-Lord teaser at the end of the film was hinting at this spinoff movie. James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, mentioned his plans for a Star-Lord solo film, describing it as a story of Star-Lord adapting to life on Earth, much like someone trying to adapt to the alien environment of outer space.
This description of the potential Star-Lord movie echoes the storyline of the original Thor movie from MCU Phase 1. In Thor, the God of Thunder is dropped onto Earth and experiences a culture shock as he tries to navigate the differences between Asgard and Earth. Similarly, Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, has spent his life as a space bounty mercenary and galactic superhero, making his experiences on Earth in the solo film akin to Thor’s.
Given Star-Lord’s excitement to learn about Earth in his post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it seems likely that the solo film will mirror Thor’s enthusiasm for discovering Earth culture. As Star-Lord associates Earth with his mother and grandfather, he would naturally want to explore and understand what their lives were like and how his life could have been different had he grown up on Earth.
While caution should be exercised to ensure that the Star-Lord movie does not become too similar to Thor, the storyline still offers potential for a compelling and entertaining film. Thor’s success as an underdog story with both action and emotion proves that this type of narrative can work well. It also opens up possibilities for Star-Lord’s future in the MCU, as he could continue to be involved with Earth’s heroes or return to his galactic adventures. Perhaps a combination of both scenarios would allow Star-Lord to bridge the gap between Earth and the galaxy, connecting different teams and characters in the MCU.
Overall, the potential Star-Lord solo movie promises an intriguing storyline and the opportunity to further develop the character in the MCU. While it may share similarities with Thor’s story, it has the potential to provide a unique and interesting narrative that fans are sure to enjoy.
Key Release Dates:
– Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 5, 2023