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Seriously, How Is Chris Pine Back For Wonder Woman 1984?

The first full trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 has arrived, and with its arrival came the surprising return of one actor some (mainly those who haven’t been following the project) didn’t expect. Chris Pine is featured in the new footage a good deal, and while that may please a bunch of Wonder Woman fans, many others may be confused as hell by Steve Trevor appearing in 1984.

For those that don’t remember, Steve Trevor went up in smoke after detonating a plane loaded with explosives in midair. He should be dead, or at the very least aged considerably since the events of 1918. Yet Steve looks about the same in this movie, maybe even better? For those wondering what the hell is going on, director Patty Jenkins shared some insight.

Patty Jenkins seemingly confirmed that Chris Pine’s character is Steve Trevor, and yes, he will be integral to the story. Trevor is featured in a bulk of the trailer footage, so it’s good to know that his onscreen time in the trailer is justified and not some gimmick to get folks in theaters. That’s all well and great, but does very little to explain exactly how Steve Trevor survived that accident.

One possible clue behind Steve Trevor’s return may lie in the description of Wonder Woman 1984‘s villain, Maxwell Lord. Lord, who is played by The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal, is a nefarious businessman in DC Comics and criminal mastermind. Patty Jenkins said Lord will be “selling a dream” to the public in the movie, and may have tapped into Diana’s dream by bringing back Steve.

Let’s remember that cloning is a thing in DC lore, as is the multiverse. Either would result in the return of Steve Trevor, who seems like the one largely out of sorts in the ’80s. It feels like the current setting is foreign to him, so it doesn’t feel like Steve has lived through the past several decades naturally and kept up with the design of trash cans and things like that. Could Steve have been pulled from time right before the plane’s explosion?

We’ll entertain any and all theories about how Steve Trevor is alive in well in Wonder Woman 1984 down in the comments. Stick with CinemaBlend in the meantime for more on the movie, which is in theaters Friday, June 5, 2020.

The Conjuring 3 Now Has A Hell Of An Official Title And Logo

They’re baaaaack. The Conjuring 3 has conjured up every Catholic’s favorite excuse for bad behavior as its title. (Can I say that if I’m Catholic too? Hell with it.) Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are back for the sequel to The Conjuring 2, which will be called The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. just announced that title for the eighth (or seventh?) movie in The Conjuring Universe. And here’s the logo:

Here’s hoping The Conjuring 4 is just The Conjuring: Hot Damn! At any rate, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is scheduled for release on September 11, 2020.

According to Warner Bros., The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The film covers one of the most sensational cases from their files. It starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

Patrick Wilson recently teased how the third Conjuring movie was “a different beast,” pun intended, with a much different feel from previous movies. Vera Farmiga described the movie as “massive” and “a doozy.”

James Wan directed the first two Conjuring movies and it was disappointing to fans to hear he would not return for the third. Instead, he went on to make Aquaman the DCEU’s first $1 billion hit. However, he told CinemaBlend he’s not completely shutting the door on a return to direct another movie in the Conjuring franchise someday. Plus, he is still a producer on this new movie.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard. The film was produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the Conjuring Universe movies to date. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman) wrote the screenplay from a story co-conjured by James Wan.

In Warner Bros.’s materials, the studio is calling The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It the seventh film in The Conjuring Universe (which has grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide). They include the first two Conjuring movies, the three Annabelle movies, and The Nun. Other places add The Curse of La Llorona  — and I am too to make the new film #8 — but it’s interesting that that’s not considered an official part of the universe to the studio.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is scheduled to open in theaters on September 11, 2020. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.

Wonder Woman’s New Golden Eagle Armor Looks Totally Badass

Gal Gadot is hardly the first star to express antipathy towards wearing burden-some superhero outfits, and it’s definitely a personal sacrifice that actors perform in the effort of making these movies as good as possible while honoring the source material. Costume designers do everything in their power to try and make things as easy as possible, and, frankly, armor is always going to be at least a little heavy if it’s going to look authentic. The key is to make sure that the uncomfortability doesn’t come across in the finished film.

Sadly we still have a good amount of time to wait before we actually get to see Wonder Woman 1984 in its finished form, as the film isn’t set for release around the globe until June 2020. In the meantime, though, be sure to stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for all of the latest updates abut the blockbuster, which will surely eventually include more footage featuring the brand new Golden Eagle armor.

First Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer Brings Steve Trevor Back And Reveals New … Friend Barbara?

From the moment she appeared on screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman has been one of the most popular characters in the recent history of DC movie projects. After her first standalone movie became a massive hit, the love for Diana only grew. Now, after Saturday’s trailer tease, we finally have our first look at the long awaited sequel in the first official trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. And it is both everything we’ve been waiting for and more than we imagined. Check it out:

The Wonder Woman 1984 trailer introduces Kristen Wiig as archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva, aka Cheetah, and apparently she at least starts as Diana’s friend. Diana and Barbara — as opposed to Wonder Woman and Cheetah — have a talk in the trailer about falling in love. The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal is shown as powerful businessman Maxwell Lord.

The Wonder Woman sequel also sees the return of Connie Nielsen as Diana Prince’s mother Hippolyta, and Robin Wright as Diana’s aunt Antiope, via flashbacks. More new characters are being added to be played by Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, and Natasha Rothwell.

As Patty Jenkins explained in the panel, Max Lord is a character very much of the time period he’s in. He’s the king of infomercials, Patty Jenkins said, and he’ll do anything to be successful but greatness comes with a price.

Patty Jenkins said she and Gal Gadot were superfans of Kristen Wiig so when they needed someone to run the gamut from comedic to drama they knew Wiig would kill it.

Patty Jenkins wouldn’t tell fans how Steve Trevor is in the movie after he died in Wonder Woman — which was set during World War I — but she emphasized that it’s not random. They had a Eureka moment and knew they had to have him in this movie. It’s not a gimmick.

From the moment we learned that the Wonder Woman sequel would jump the timeline forward from World War I to the mid-1980s, it was clear that we were in for a very different Wonder Woman. Other pieces of information, like the return of Chris Pine to the cast, only confused things more. Just what in the world was director Patty Jenkins up to?

Originally set to release, well basically right about now, the movie was pushed back to the summer of 2020. While that was somewhat bad news at the time, having now gotten a glimpse of what Wonder Woman 1984 has in store for us, one can only hope the wait will be worth it.

Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to open in theaters June 5, 2020. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.

Whoa, Kong Punches Godzilla In Super-Brief But Badass Godzilla Vs. Kong Footage

Hot damn, didn’t see this coming. Warner Bros. just showed off some footage at CCXP in Brazil, including a very brief but exciting look at Godzilla Vs Kong. The first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer was expected for later in the panel with the stars, but first the studio showed off what was coming to Brazil later in 2020.

Some of the movies in the Warner Bros. reel have already been released in the U.S. But that shot of Kong going in for a punch to Godzilla? That’s coming for all of us in 2020.

You’re not supposed to tape the comic-con presentations, so some early videos from Twitter were quickly pulled. But some Godzilla vs Kong fans managed to pull relevant screen shots:

It wasn’t very long footage, and it was sandwiched around other releases coming in 2020. But it was enough of a teaser to get fans pumped for the fourth movie in the MonsterVerse after Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).

The most recent movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, disappointed at the box office in comparison to the first movies, but hype seems strong for Godzilla vs. Kong.

From this first glimpse, they seem pretty evenly matched. At any rate, Kong does not look intimidated.

Godzilla vs. Kong was recently delayed from a May 2020 release to November 20, 2020.

Sorry Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds Says Free Guy Is ‘Favorite Movie’ He’s Ever Made

Nobody loves Deadpool like Ryan Reynolds loves Deadpool. But if his most recent comments are anything to go by, he’s ready to branch out from the uber-successful franchise. And it seems his new film Free Guy may have already claimed a spot above Deadpool as his favorite project ever.

Ryan Reynolds was at CCXP this weekend to introduce the trailer for Free Guy. And he made a bold claim about the new film — especially how he views it in relation to Deadpool:

Wow. Okay. There’s a lot to unpack in his quote to fans (via IGN). Ryan Reynolds has famously been a pivotal figure in making the Deadpool franchise what it is today. Free Guy is an action comedy that follows bank teller Guy as he comes to grips with the reality that he’s an NPC in an open world video game, Free City (think Fortnite meets Grand Theft Auto). Once he decides to take charge of his life, he finds himself immersed in the violent world — and takes heroic actions to stop the game’s developers from pulling the plug.

If the blend of chaos and comedy in the trailer is anything to go on, we’re all in for a wild ride. The premise sounds exactly like the type of movie Ryan Reynolds would go for. He told the CCXP crowd what they can expect when they see Free Guy:

And Ryan Reynolds also explained that he drew inspiration from both Will Ferrell’s iconic Buddy the Elf and Peter Sellers’ legendary performance in Being There as he was filming the movie. In other words, he put a lot of thought into this one. It seems as though Ryan Reynolds has a good reason to be so excited about his new project. In addition to starring in Free Guy, he’s also credited as a producer — a role he seems to be taking on with increasing frequency.

Despite Free Guy taking over as his most-loved project, he hasn’t abandoned Deadpool. Despite a few delays in production, Deadpool writer Rhett Reese has hinted that while they don’t have a firm timeline yet, they’re confident Deadpool 3 will get made. And earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds confirmed that he’s hard at work at getting the franchise’s next chapter off the ground.

Free Guy was directed by Shawn Levy, of Night at the Museum and Stranger Things fame, and co-stars that series’ Joe Keery, Lil Rey Howard, Jodie Comer, and Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern costar Taika Waititi. It hits theaters on July 3, 2020.

Ryan Reynolds Trolled That Conversational Peloton Ad and the Internet Has Thoughts

Ryan Reynolds loves a good Internet troll—just ask his wife Blake Lively—so it should probably come as no surprise that he wasted no time weighing in on that controversial Peloton ad that took over social media last week. In a new commercial for his Aviation American Gin brand, Reynolds recruited the wide-eyed Peloton wife (actress Monica Ruiz) and gave her a script that implies she finally escaped her exercise bike, and perhaps, the husband who gave it to her.

Just to quickly recap: The Peloton ad—which shows a woman receiving a Peloton bike from her husband for Christmas, then tracking her progress over the year by vlogging her rides—touched a nerve with millions of people. Critics called it everything from “sexist” to “body shaming,” while others joked that the woman’s eyes were practically screaming “Get me out of here!” It seems like Reynolds took the latter idea and ran with it, because his ad involves the woman sitting at a bar, looking completely dazed and exhausted, while having a drink with her friends. “This gin is really smooth,” is all she says before her pals chime in with, “We can get you another one, if you’d like” and “You’re safe here.” (Fun fact: One of the friends is Mercedes from cycle two of America’s Next Top Model.)

The whole thing is subtle and the only obvious dig on the ad is when one of the woman’s friends says off-camera, “You look great, by the way!” But Reynolds did make sure we got the joke on his Instagram, where he posted the ad with the caption, “Exercise bike not included.”

For the most part, people laughed about Reynolds extending the Peloton wife saga.

The Peloton Wife actress also shared a message that shows the whole thing was meant in tongue-in-cheek—and that she was ready to brush off the controversy over the original commercial. “So much fun with these girls. Let’s make light of this!! Cheers!!” she wrote.

Ruiz also gave a statement to CNN saying that despite the backlash to the Peloton ad, she’s glad she got the gig. “I was happy to accept a job opportunity earlier this year from Peloton and the team was lovely to work with,” she said. “Although I’m an actress, I am not quite comfortable being in spotlight and I’m terrible on social media. So to say I was shocked and overwhelmed by the attention this week (especially the negative) is an understatement.” That said, getting the call from Reynolds certainly helped. “When Ryan and his production team called about Aviation Gin, they helped me find some humor in the situation,” she said.

But really, who wouldn’t want a call from him? No offense, Blake.

Frozen II Box Office: The Disney Hit Continues To Rule As Playmobil: The Movie Flops

Elsa uses her powers in Frozen II

The first weekend of December has a long history of being a valley of death of sorts on the box office calendar. Year after year it’s proven clear that audiences aren’t really big on going to the movies the weekend after Thanksgiving, and if they are going to the local cineplex, they aren’t checking out new releases, but instead of the blockbusters that came out trying to take advantage of the family holiday. In 2019 we’ve once again seen a classic example of this, as while none of the industry’s fresh features made in on to the Top 10, just about all of the rest of the films already playing stayed in their rankings while making much less money – led, of course, by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen II.

Check out the full Top 10 below, and join me after for analysis!

1. Frozen II

$34,670,000 Total: $337,594,901

LW: 1

THTRS: 4,348

2. Knives Out

$14,150,000 Total: $63,486,491

LW: 2

THTRS: 3,461

3. Ford v Ferrari

$6,537,000 Total: $91,110,353

LW: 3

THTRS: 3,746

4. Queen & Slim

$6,530,000 Total: $26,894,005

LW: 4

THTRS: 1,715

5. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

$5,200,000 Total: $43,120,415

LW: 5

THTRS: 3,491

6. Dark Waters

$4,100,000 Total: $5,284,749

LW: 19

THTRS: 2,012

7. 21 Bridges

$2,880,000 Total: $23,932,696

LW: 6

THTRS: 2,465

8. Playing With Fire

$2,000,000 Total: $41,982,325

LW: 7

THTRS: 2,253

9. Midway

$1,940,000 Total: $53,402,471

LW: 8

THTRS: 2,100

10. Joker

$1,040,000 Total: $332,141,623

LW: 10

THTRS: 956

Frozen II has been totally crushing it since its release in late November, and in week number three it remains in the number one spot on the Top 10, with an additional $34.7 million added to its domestic total in the last few days. Really, there wasn’t any competition for the position, as it made more than double its closest competitor. It is starting to slip a bit, as its figures this weekend are 60 percent smaller than they were during the last Friday-to-Sunday stretch, but the $337.6 million its already made in North America is still impressive.

Of course, the blockbuster’s box office narrative only becomes more positive when the foreign numbers are taken into consideration as well. While Frozen II is not ready quite just yet to join the nine-figures club, it’s definitely going to happen before the end of 2019. As things stand, the movie has brought in $919.7 million worldwide, which makes it the eighth biggest theatrical release put out thus far this year (it bypassed ninth place quite a while ago – namely David Leitch’s Hobbs & Shaw, which made $758.9 million at the end of the summer. Given that it’s still only in its third weekend of release, it’s actually hard to say right now exactly how high it will climb.

At present, Frozen II could potentially become the third biggest film of 2019 (there’s no way its toppling the $2.8 billion earned by Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame, or the $1.7 billion made by Jon Favreau’s The Lion King), but there are some significant roadblocks in the way – one of which belongs to the Walt Disney Company. The first is Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji: The Next Level, which is actually the feature that will probably remove Anna and Elsa from the top of the box office chart when it comes out on Friday. Those who closely follow box office developments won’t soon forget the crazy run Kasdan’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle had from the end of 2017 until spring 2018 when it managed to make $962 million while competing with Star Wars.

And speaking of the stories told a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s easy to imagine everybody in the world forgetting about Frozen II when J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker finally arrives on December 20th. The animated hit will still continue making money, but the numbers will significantly go down as Disney puts the bulk of its attention towards the end of the Skywalker Saga.

How Frozen II deals with the major upcoming competition will determine its ultimate box office profile – especially compared to the original Frozen, which fans will remember accumulated $1.3 billion six years ago. This weekend, as will be discussed belong, was not a great test of its mettle.

Elsa feeding the fire lizard in Frozen II

Because studios and distributors are well aware of the black hole that is the first weekend of December, it’s notably not a haven for any major titles, and instead is sometimes used as a dumping ground for certain projects. It would appear that is the case for Lino DiSalvo’s Playmobil: The Movie, which you’ll notice didn’t manage to nab a place on the box office chart. Because it only managed to make $660,000 while playing in 2,337 theaters (an average of just $282), the film only managed to nab 14th place. That’s actually the third worst opening ever for a movie put out in over 2,000 theaters, the other two being notorious titles The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure and Delgo.

On a much more positive note, while Todd Haynes’ Dark Waters doesn’t technically count as a new release, as it has been available in limited theaters for a few weeks now, it made a major leap on the charts the last three days thanks to Focus Features putting the film on nearly 2,000 more screens. Obviously a haul of $4.1 million isn’t massive by blockbuster standards, but it’s a good amount of money for small drama. The movie has been getting very positive reviews, with lead Mark Ruffalo getting some award season attention, and it’s noteworthy that the subject matter of the story impacts every person on the planet.

This weekend also may be the last we see of Todd Phillips’ Joker on the charts, as its 10th place showing this week means that it will probably be the first title to be bumped down with the slate of new stuff coming in. It’s obviously had one hell of a run – it’s the only movie still hanging around from October – and it’s going to finish its domestic performance likely north of $335 million, which is crazy for dark, dramatic character study. It has surpassed Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin on the 2019 global charts with a haul of $1.055 billion, and it could wind up totally changing comic book movies going forward.

As noted earlier, Jumanji: The Next Level is the big release heading into theaters everywhere this weekend, but it will also be joined by Jay Roach’s Bombshell , Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell, and Sophia Takal’s Black Christmas, along with limited releases including the Safdie brothers’ Uncut Gems, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life, and Benedict Andrews’ Seberg. Be sure to come back next week to see how all of these films shake up the rankings!

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Why Playmobil: The Movie Just Had One Of The Worst Box Office Openings Ever

Danielle Radcliffe character Rex Dasher in Playmobil: The Movie

Toy movies! Sometimes they win at the box office, sometimes they lose. There are a surprising number of animated or live-action films based on toys. For every win like The LEGO Movie you get a loss like, well, Playmobil: The Movie, which had one of the worst openings of all time.

Playmobil was released in the U.S. on December 6, 2019, based on the German building toys. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, voices a lead role as Rex Dasher, with other famous names filling out the voice cast. However, they did not help it at the box office in its opening weekend.

Playmobil: The Movie opened to $670,000 at the domestic box office after its December 6 release. Since STX opened the movie in an optimistic 2,337 North American theaters, that came down to a per-screen-average of $287.

That breakdown is per The Numbers. By comparison you can see how sad that $287 per-screen average is. Frozen II has been out for three weekends now but it’s at the top with a per-screen average of $7,974. Even Joker, which has been out for 10 weekends, had a per-screen of $1,088. No one else is as low as Playmobil, although Charlie’s Angels in its 4th weekend is close with a per-screen average of $306 and Ad Astra in its 12th weekend is at $303.

PlayMobil‘s $660,000 domestic opening puts at it #4 on the list of worst wide openings, for movies that were released in more than 2,000 theaters. It’s just ahead of Jem and the Holograms and behind Saw‘s 10th anniversary release, per Box Office Mojo.

This is not to shame Playmobil: The Movie. I feel sorry for it now. But there are several reasons why this happened.

1. Did You Even Know This Movie Existed?

Look, I’m not exactly the target audience for a kids movie, but I do tend to see many ads for kids’ movies — like The LEGO Movie, Frozen II of course, or even The Emoji Movie, which was a blockbuster compared to this. I can say with confidence I did not see a single commercial or poster or anything for Playmobil: The Movie. The official Twitter account only has 1,229 followers so it feels like someone wasn’t even trying to get this movie much attention. Also, is Playmobil enough of a brand to carry a movie? It’s not exactly LEGO or Barbie or Transformers.

2. It Needed Good Buzz, And Instead It Had Bad-To-None

Kids’ movies can be critic-proof, but under-the-radar movies need good buzz to survive. That has to come from word-of-mouth. Strong trailer buzz, neighbors or friends talking about the movie, reading positive fan reports on social media, etc. On Rotten Tomatoes, 48 critics gave Playmobil: The Movie a low 19% rating. Only 53 users weighed in, being more generous with 66%. The movie has a B+ CinemaScore, which sounds good, but only a 4.5/10 rating from 1,122 users on IMDb. The good reactions weren’t good enough to build buzz. The bad reviews may have turned away anyone on the fence.

3. It Shouldn’t Have Opened So Wide

Apparently Playmobil struggled to even get this release at all. It was originally supposed to come out a couple of years ago. When it eventually did premiere in June 2019 at the Annecy Festival, Cartoon Brew reported it was widely criticized. The site even saw the animated film coming as one of the biggest box office bombs of the year. So there were early signs six months ago that maybe this film shouldn’t get such a wide release in the U.S./Canada. With so little awareness and interest for this movie, a wide release on over 2,000 screens just made the low per-screen average more noticeable.

4. It Seems Like More Of A Home Release

Even though Playmobil didn’t have any new direct competition this weekend, families who just saw Frozen II are probably saving their pennies for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (and the Jumanji sequel). This weekend was the calm before the storm of Jumanji: The Next Level and then Star Wars. I can imagine families — if they even heard of Playmobil — thinking they’d wait until it arrived on digital/DVD, etc. Maybe it’ll show up on Netflix or one of the other 9 million streaming services. It can wait.

If it makes Playmobil feel any better, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part also underperformed at the box office in early 2019, although it still made $191 million worldwide off a reported $99 million production budget. Playmobil: The Movie was reportedly made for $40 million — not counting marketing, although there clearly wasn’t too much marketing for the U.S. release. It has made $12.5 million internationally, although most of that seems to be from releases earlier this year.

As we wait to see if Hollywood takes this as a lesson to make fewer toy movies, keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.

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Is Captain America Star Lord’s Grandfather? James Gunn Says No To Fan Theory

UPDATE: James Gunn has returned to set the MCU canon record straight! While fans have discussed the Captain America/Star-Lord theory for a while, and Gunn even joked about part of it in the past (see below), here’s the last laugh from the Guardians of the Galaxy director himself:

So, there’s three MCU actors named Chris and they share enough of a likeness to be stopped on the street under their costar’s names. But what if a couple of them were actually relatives in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Some fans theorize Chris Evans’ Captain America is the biological grandfather of Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord. Sorry, Hemsworth! Should have gone for the head.

The MCU theory first surfaced when fans noticed that the same actress who plays Meredith Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy films also briefly shows up in 2011’s Captain America: the First Avenger. In Laura Haddock’s other MCU appearance, she meets eyes with Steve Rogers during his grand tour across the U.S. to perform on behalf of the war effort.

Because the universe has been so carefully crafted over the decade, one Reddit user believes the repeat casting to be on purpose, too. The Marvel fan recently theorized Steve and the woman had a one-night stand back in the ‘40s and she must have become pregnant. Which would make Peter Quill a relative of the first Avenger and super soldier! The timeline may check out, too. If Meredith was born in the ‘40s, she’d be in her 30s in the ’70s when she meets Kurt Russell’s Ego, as she appears to be in the second Guardians movie’s flashbacks.

Last year, the theory was brought to James Gunn’s attention on Twitter, too. Check out his response:

Okay, so it seems like the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker is taking the theory pretty lightly. He throws out the theory but he also says he “just made it up”… so that doesn’t help bring weight to it. But, Meredith Quill could very well have a mom who loved a hunky Star Spangled Man during the war. Steve Rogers having a one-night stand on the other hand does feel a bit out a character.

I mean… the guy couldn’t even set up a date with Peggy Carter until he was about to crash into some ice. Yet, the Reddit user believes that because Cap was gaining some celebrity during the tour, he may have just gone for it with the blonde beauty. The fan also points to a scene where Peggy shoots at him to test the shield as an act of jealousy from seeing other women.

The fact that Star-Lord is the only one of Ego’s children out of millions who has the inner light is also something that has convinced some fans that he could be related to Captain America. Yet, as explained in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, this was because Quill was older when he was brought in by Ego.

What do you think about this theory? Could Captain America be Star-Lord’s grandfather? Sound off in the comments and vote in our poll below!

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