Marvel has confirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, is bisexual. In the latest issue of the comic, an adventure titled “I Shall Make You a Star-Lord” sees Quill in a polyamorous relationship with two humanoids, Aradia and Mors.
Quill spends nearly 150 years in a strange parallel universe, Morinus. That’s where he meets Aradia and Mors, who he starts a relationship with around the 12-year mark, after seemingly giving up his attempts to return home. “It’s been over a decade,” he tells them. “Time to accept the truth…Morinus is my home. You’re my home.” The issue, which was written by Al Ewing and has art by Juann Cabal, was published on December 9.
Why did no one tell me Star Lord was bisexual? what were u guys waiting for? pic.twitter.com/iU9EW6h6zu
— Bacon (@beterthanbacon) December 14, 2020
It’s unclear if the Star-Lord’s bisexuality will be introduced into the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Chris Pratt plays the character in the MCU franchise. It was recently revealed that the third Guardians of the Galaxy film will be released in 2023, with James Gunn back to write and direct. And while that may be a little bit of a wait (okay, it’s a long wait), there are two other Guardians projects on the way.
The first is the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which will be airing on Disney Plus. The special will be shot during the filming of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and will be landing on the streaming service in 2022. And Groot, everyone’s favourite tree, will be getting his own show, too. I Am Groot will be an animated series of shorts on Disney Plus, “featuring several new and unusual characters” alongside Baby Groot.
Pratt, meanwhile, will be making his next appearance as Star-Lord in the Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Love and Thunder. It was recently revealed that the film has been given a new release date, and will now be opening on May 6, 2022.