I thoroughly enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy. However, I could not help but notice that the movie failed to answer a few of the questions it raised. I will admit that even though I am a huge fan of Marvel comics, I have not actually read any Guardians comics.
Does the source material have the answers to my queries? Did I miss something? I really do not know. Anyway, I present to you, in no particular order, a list of questions Guardians of the Galaxy failed to answer. Be warned, the list contains multiple spoilers.
1. Who is Peter Quill’s father?
Okay, fine, I technically lied when I said this list was in no particular order. Sue me. I included this question first, because this one was by far the most obvious, and it will almost certainly be answered in the sequel.
The comics actually do answer this question. J’son, AKA Jason of Spartax, is the father of Star-Lord, and he is old enough to fit the description Nova Prime gives him in the movie.
I do not know much about this guy, but I already know that someone else is his father. James Gunn said it himself in an interview, a different character will be his father in the MCU.
I personally think it would be more interesting if a character we are already familiar with is the father of Peter. For example, it would be a great twist if Thanos was actually Quill’s daddy. Of course, that does not explain why Peter’s mother describes him as looking like an angel, but perhaps Thanos altered his appearance. It’s also worth pointing out that Gunn has also said that Thanos will not necessarily return in the sequel, so perhaps we can rule him out as well.
At the very least, we probably will not have long to wait for the answer to this question.
2. What happened to Nebula?
Nebula was a fairly boring character. Sure, she looked great, as the makeup was absolutely fantastic, and Karen Gillan deserves major props for shaving her head for the role. Gillan does her best with the material she was given, but the character is so underwritten, it is hard to find her interesting.
With that said, what happened to her? I think she survived, so she will likely be fleshed out in the sequel. The last time we see her, she had just refused the help of Gamora, and flew away in one of those little space ships. Did I miss something? Did she actually die, and I missed it?
3. Where are the other Infinity Stones?
I know, in the comics, they are called Infinity Gems. For some reason, they are called Stones in the movie, so I figure we should just go with it. We already know the location of three. The orb seen in this movie is held within a vault by the Nova Corps, the Tesseract is safely locked away in Asgard, and the Aether is with the Collector. We do see the orb blow up in the middle of the Collector’s collection, but I doubt that would cause him to lose the Aether.
Some people believe that the glowing gem on the edge of Loki’s staff is another Infinity Stone. If they are correct, then another stone is currently in the possession of Baron Strucker and Hydra, and they will probably use it for some devious purpose in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The thing is, I really doubt that Loki’s staff has an Infinity stone attached to it, because Thanos gave it Loki, in the hopes that Loki would retrieve the Tesseract. This means that Thanos is either a big time gambler, or an idiot, or both. He risked losing one Infinity Stone in an attempt to get another. Of course, it is possible he did not know it was an Infinity Stone, but that also makes him seem like an idiot.
I believe it is far more likely that the other three Infinity Stones are somewhere in the Marvel universe, just waiting to be discovered. Perhaps Thanos already has three in his possession, and he is merely looking for the three we have not seen. Only time will tell.
4. Is the Other really dead?
In case you do not know who the Other is, he is this freakish looking fellow:
He was first seen as Thanos’ servant in The Avengers, and he served as a liaison between Thanos and Loki. He serves the same role in Guardians of the Galaxy, the difference being that Ronan gets mad at him, and somehow forces his head backwards.
Even though he has never even been given a name, I thought the Other was pretty cool, and I was bummed when it appeared that he died. Of course, he could still be alive.
A fellow user on ComicBookMovie.com suggested that the Other might actually be Corvus Glaive, and I really like that idea. The Other bears a resemblance to Corvus, they were introduced at around the same time, and both serve Thanos. Since Corvus is really hard to kill, then getting his head twisted backwards would not be a mortal wound.
Of course, if he actually is still alive, then they would have to go through the trouble of explaining the reason for his return. Nevertheless, I hope he is still alive, and I hope he is revealed to be Corvus Glaive in the future.
5. What exactly is Nebula’s motivation?
I apologize if it feels like I am picking on Nebula, but her behavior really baffles me. Admittedly, I have never actually read any comics featuring her, so perhaps that is part of the problem.
At the beginning of the movie, Nebula is working for Ronan, who is working for Nebula’s adoptive father, Thanos. I assumed that she was working for Ronan because she liked Thanos, and believed in his cause.
However, later in the movie, when Ronan tells her that he wants to kill Thanos, Nebula tells him that she is eager to do so. What exactly makes Nebula serve Thanos? It is obvious she does not care for him. Does she merely serve him out of fear? If she does, then why does she agree to kill him the moment Ronan suggests it? Does she actually believe that Ronan has the power to defeat the mad titan? If she does, then she is delusional, or she does not know her adoptive daddy very well.
Those are all the questions I have about Guardians of the Galaxy, at least for now. Perhaps upon re-viewing, the answers will become clear.
Anyway, what did you think of my queries? Did you wonder the same things I did? Do you think you have the answers? Let me know in the comments!