Well, the LGBTQ community may just have got their new superhero. Wondering what are we talking about? Marvel has revealed something about Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill, also known as Star-Lord, which may come out as a big surprise for you all.
A new comic book released on Dec. 9, Guardians of the Galaxy No. 9, includes the story “I Shall Make You a Star-Lord,” which describes Star-Lord’s background and sexual orientation. Continue reading further to know more.
According to reports in Screenrant, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord is said to be bisexual. In the story, Peter (who is portrayed by Chriss Pratt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) was invited by two blue humanoids named Aradia and Mors to experience their “togetherness” on the planet Morinus.
However, Star-Lord initially rejected their advances and told them he had to get back home to his partner Gamora, who is played by Zoe Saldana on screen.
Twelve years later, he apparently had a change of heart. During one scene in the House of Death and Rebirth, Peter took a bath in a special temple alongside Aradia and Mors. The three closed in for a hug after Peter told them, “You’re my home.” Mors replied, “The you-that-was is over.”
Star-Lord added, “Thanks for accepting me, guys.” The trio’s love reportedly lasted for more than 100 years. It’s unclear whether the character’s sexuality will be addressed in any Marvel movies, including the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Written by Al Ewing, the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic isn’t the first in the series to include a queer relationship. Ewing’s work previously included a scene in which Hercules kissed Marvel Boy during a battle.
However, Chris has recently faced a backlash from the LGBTQ+ community. Last year, the Guardians of the Galaxy star responded to Elliot Page’s claims that he belonged to an “anti-LGBTQ” church.
Elliot tweeted, “If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed.” The Umbrella Academy actor added, “Being anti-LGBTQ is wrong; there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all.”