Exclusive: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Animated Short Reveals How Peter Quill Met Yondu
By John Boone
Peter Quill and Yondu’s first meeting went about as well as you’d expect.
In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill aka the legendary outlaw Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) has a hot and cold relationship with the alien Yondu (Michael Rooker) -- sometimes they get along, sometimes the Ravagers want to eat Peter’s Terran flesh. Now, in this exclusive clip, you see where it all began.
This sneak peek is from a series of animated two-minute origin stories focusing on each member of the team. This is the second half of Star-Lord’s story. You can already watch the first half on iTunes, the rest of this short airs on Disney XD on Saturday, Aug. 1.
These origin stories aren’t canon in the MCU -- though James Gunn did say the sequel will focus on fathers, with Yondu playing a bigger role, so maybe there are clues -- but they will lead into Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. Hey, when you have one of the highest-grossing films of 2014, you get an animated TV show.
Here’s the summary for the Disney XD series:
"The newly formed team finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed, which is capable of giving birth to the next universe."
The animated Guardians will take on villains like Thanos, The Collector and The Grandmaster, and Ronan the Accuser (which is already very different from the movies, as Lee Pace went bye-bye and isn’t coming back). Plus, Loki! Because everyone loves Loki!
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuts on Disney XD on Sept. 26.
Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn told ETonline that the soundtrack for the second movie is even better than the first: