On planet Earth in 1988, a young Peter Quill sits in the waiting room of a hospital, listening ‘Awesome Mix Tape no. 1’ on his Walkman. His grandpa comes to fetch him so he can say goodbye to his mother (Laura Haddock), who is dying of cancer. She gives him a present and tells him his father was an angel and that Peter is just like him. Then, she dies.
The distraught Peter runs outside and is abducted by a spaceship.
Twenty-six years later the adult Peter Quill is better known as the legendary outlaw Star-Lord, who eventually becomes the founder and leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
And yes, I know Peter’s mother – unlike his father – was human. I suspect we’ll see a little more of her in the second movie.
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou was the hair designer & makeup department head.
David White was the special makeup effects designer.