Marvel Confirms Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Star-Lord Is Bisexual
In the comics, at least…
Marvel Comics has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Star-Lord is bisexual. The character is shown in a polyamorous bisexual relationship in the latest comic book issue of the series.
Star-Lord (real name Peter Quill) first debuted in the pages of Marvel in 1976. While never a first-tier character in terms of popularity during his first 30+ years in publication, the character became an international sensation in 2014 with the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy film adaptation. In the MCU, actor Chris Pratt plays the character.
Now Star Lord has made headlines again, this time for coming out of the closet. Titled I Shall Make You a Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy #9 confirms that Star Lord survived an explosion in a previous comic, and that he actually spent 150 years in a parallel universe on a planet called Morinus. During that time he fell into a polyamorous relationship with two humanoid beings, a female named Aradia and a male named Mors.
In the comic strip, Quill is pictured with the couple in an intimate moment, before saying: “It’s been over a decade. Time to accept the truth… Morinus is my home. You’re my home.”
“Thanks for accepting me, guys,” he adds, to which Mors replies: “Congratulations, Peter Quill. The you-that-was is over. You’re newborn. And ready to learn our ways.”
The revelation of Star Lord’s bisexuality already has fans wondering whether director James Gunn will incorporate Star-Lord’s bisexuality into Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3, which currently has no confirmed release date, remains to be seen. Pratt will return to the role of Star-Lord in the upcoming third instalment, as well as the upcoming film, Thor: Love and Thunder.