Star-Lord creator Steve Englehart was asked what he thinks of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 version of his character. Speaking to UPROXX, Englehart was asked whether he feels anxious or excitement when seeing the character in the film. He explains that he can’t really compare the Star-Lord we see onscreen to his original creation because they’re not the same and that
Englehart also reiterates that the reason they’re different is because right after he created the character he left Marvel. Read his response below.
“Yeah, I dunno. Sort of none of those things. [Laughs.] I mean, I created Star-Lord, right? And I’ve explained a zillion times: I created him and then I left the company. So everything that happened to him after, that was done by other people. So this guy shows up on screen who has nothing to do with my creation. Well, he’s kind of an asshole and the guy I created was a real asshole. But, you know basically a very distant relative of the guy that I created. And yet I created him. I get my name on screen, and all that good stuff. But, I try to make it clear: Beyond creating him I didn’t make him the popular success he is today. So, that was kind of different. I mean, it was like that was the first time that a character I created was going to be on screen but he was a totally different guy. So it’s like I had no expectations one way or the other.”
That’s a fair answer. He may have created Star-Lord, but he respectfully won’t take credit for all of his development throughout the years.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
You can watch Chris Pratt’s version of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is now playing in theaters.