There are MCU fan theories for pretty much everyone, including the Guardians of the Galaxy. Let’s take a look at five theories for this group of intergalactic heroes.
1. Before joining the Guardians, Mantis was always at Ego’s side. While traveling, she stood by Ego’s side as he committed some atrocious crimes. While this was happening though, she wasn’t fully aware that she was taking part in these crimes. After touching Drax, she felt his emotions and realized that she was at fault too.
2. In the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Yondu kidnaps Peter from Earth. Throughout both movies, the audience is meant to believe that Peter has celestial powers. This theory suggests that rather than Peter having powers, he developed them as he grew up with Yondu. Ego even mentions that Yondu brought him several children who didn’t have powers.
What if they all had the celestial powers though? The powers might develop through puberty, but Ego killed the children before then. Only Peter Quill lived through puberty and was able to develop his celestial powers.
3. Baby Groot is probably the cutest member of the Guardians. Curiously though, he won’t dance in front of Drax. In two scenes, we see Baby Groot dancing to music, only to stop when Drax turns around.
As it turns out, Drax doesn’t like dancing. While talking about his wife, Drax mentioned that she didn’t dance, which was a good thing. In general, Drax does not like dancing and Groot knew this. Whenever Drax looked at Groot, he would stop dancing because he didn’t want to disappoint or anger his friend.
4. Although the MCU portrays Peter Quill and his friends as the Guardians of the Galaxy, they are not the first team with this name. In the comics, the Guardians were a group that included Starhawk (Sylvester Stallone) and Yondu. We first see Starhawk at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, attending Yondu’s funeral. Because of this, it’s not unlikely that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will contain flashbacks of the original Guardians.
Interestingly, director James Gunn has never directed a movie without Michael Rooker, who plays Yondu. This is promising evidence that he will reprise this character for the third movie.
5. Music is a big part of the movies, both as background music and plot points. Peter Quill can be seen listening to mixtapes left to him by his mother throughout multiple scenes, and even gets his very own Zune at the end of the second movie. This theory suggests that out of all the planets in the MCU, Earth is the only one with advanced taste in music.
We also see that pretty much every other character is obsessed with the Peter’s Earth music. We aren’t really shown music from other planets, and Drax even mentions the tribal music from his home planet. Other planets may have also evolved past the need for Earth-like music.