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"Guardians of the Galaxy" Director Debunks Star-Lord Parentage Rumor

Following an earlier report that claimed to reveal the identity of Star-Lord's father, a reveal that will play a role in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," the film's writer and director James Gunn has taken to Facebook to debunk the claim.

After stating that this is the last "Guardians" rumor that he will comment on, Gunn calls the rumor that Captain Mar-Vell will be revealed as Star-Lord's father "completely false, and aren't even close to the truth. I don't know how people come up with this stuff, but it certainly isn't through legitimate sources."

Gunn then commented on the culture of "scoops" that led to this rumor gaining traction, asking, "since when is a plot spoiler a 'scoop'? Is this really what fandom wants to know? Plot details in movies ahead of time? I got in this business because I love movies, and I think most film journalists are the same way. And spoiling plot details doesn't add to the enjoyment of the film-going experience. So bravo to those folks out there who don't partake in this sort of thing."

Since this is the last rumor that Gunn will comment on, he left eager "Guardians" fans with a few words of advice: "[I]f you do pick up on some plot detail between now and then, be aware, A) They are likely full of shit, as has been everyone so far who has claimed to have had inside info, and B) We're creating a film that doesn't rely on plot twists to be an enjoyable experience. They're only a very small part of what we're cooking up for you."

Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" opens on May 5, 2017.

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