Who's your daddy, Star-Lord? No, seriously, who is he? Because as director James Gunn has confirmed in an Empire Online interview, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Peter Quill will not be the son of J'Son, alien Emperor of Spartax, his dad in the original comics.
Here's the relevant passage:
"There have been a lot of documents passed around about who Peter Quill's father is between a select two or three of us," says Gunn. "That's been part of the plan since the beginning, that's something I had to work out before we shot the screenplay. We wanted to make sure Yondu's place in everything made sense and it does, so it's all very specific stuff."
Importantly, Gunn had a major revelation for fans trying to work out who Peter Quill's father might be. "It's definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I'll say that much."
So who is it? The good behinddarkglasses discussed several excellent possibilities for Star-Lord's pappy over on O-Deck, but I'm wondering if it might be Starfox — Thanos' brother, the holder of one of the most disturbing superpowers in the Marvel universe (see #12), and, as Yondu specifies in Guardians of the Galaxy, a total jackass.