While Kurt Russell appears to be playing the father of Star-Lord in James Gunn’s upcoming live-action “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel for Marvel Studios, the animated series version of the property on Disney XD is taking a different route.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander William T. Riker on the series and directed two of its films including the acclaimed “Star Trek: First Contact,” has been cast in the role.
Frakes will first guest star on the March 13th episode and will play J’Son, king of the Spartax galactic empire and father of Peter Quill. Frakes appears in the first part of a significant story line this season where Star-Lord (Will Friedle) goes missing during an investigation on Spartax and the rest of the Guardians head off to rescue him.
This confirms the animated series is taking a very different route to the films where it has already been confirmed the character of J’Son will NOT be Star-Lord’s father in next year’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”.
Source: USA Today