James Gunn Confirms Star-Lord's Dad For Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, But Denies Hulk Team-Up

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It's official: Star-Lord will indeed meet his maker in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Director James Gunn confirmed, on Facebook of all places, that his Guardians follow-up will introduce Peter Quill's papa. Many assumed that Gunn would work Star-Lord's dad into the sequel—with multiple hints dropped in the first Guardians—but his announcement today makes it official.

And while Gunn announced one Marvel character's appearance in Guardians 2, he confirmed another—and much bigger—character's absence. Despite the speculation of some (us included), The Hulk will not make an appearance in the 2017 film.

"They [The Guardians] will not team up with Hulk," Gunn confirmed on the same Facebook thread.

So there you have it, folks. Guardians is up one estranged father, and down one Jade Giant. But what do you think of these developments? Let us know in the comments.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.