Avengers: Infinity War – Did Peter Quill Actually Forget About Earth?

Avengers: Infinity War was a massive crossover event and it was the first movie to bring together such a huge group of remarkable people. People would have initially expected all the heroes to Assemble on Earth by the end of the movie, but that did not happen. It still did one thing very well, which was to establish a connection between the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. People wanted to see the Guardians meet Avengers, and most of all, they wanted to see the interaction of Peter Quill and Tony Stark, and luckily they got exactly that.

Moreover, they got to see Peter (Quill) actually talk to Peter (Parker) from Earth. It was like two pop culture fanboys met and overall had a great time together. While the conversations between the three Avengers (Iron Man, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange) and three Guardians (Star-Lord, Drax & Mantis) were the funniest moments of the film, they actually had a teeny tiny bit of plot hole in them.

As we’ve all known that Star-Lord is from Earth. It is his home planet and a big part of him, but still he doesn’t necessarily know that Missouri is a part of Earth? Well, that’s strange. Directors Joe & Anthony Russo directed the film really well and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote some pretty damn amazing dialogues within an intricate storyline, but a gag that they tried to bring out did not really make any sense at the end.

While talking to Tony Stark, Quill said something that didn’t add up really well. After the mini fight that happened between Team Iron Man and Team Star-Lord, Tony asked Peter whether he is from Earth and he replied that he ain’t from Earth, rather he is from Missouri. To that Tony frequently replied that Missouri is on Earth.

Now if you remember how much Peter references his homeworld on his various adventures along with the other Guardians, you’d know that Peter forgetting about Earth doesn’t really make sense. Kevin Bacon, Mary Poppins, the various pop culture movies and the big playlists that Quill has are all from Earth, so how could he not know that Missouri is on Earth. He spent quite a lot of time on Earth when he was a kid, and now you want to say that no one really told him what planet he was on in his time over there?

To defend this, some fans tried to hypothesize it that Star-Lord said this because he wanted to check whether Tony and co. were really from Earth or not, but that is just not a very good explanation. The only plausible explanation to this is the fact that even though Star-Lord remembered a lot about his home world, he did not necessarily remember the planet’s name because outside of Earth, it was always referred to him as Terra.

Quill has spent most of his time roaming around the Galaxy with the Ravagers and the Guardians, so it is possible that he might not have related Earth to his home world in that particular instance, or in the instance where Thor told him about Earth’s mightiest heroes.

But still, it was pretty dumb by the standards of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. What’s more shocking is the fact that even James Gunn collaborated with Joe & Anthony Russo for all the Guardians’ stuff, and even he gave this scene a green light. Perhaps this was another improvised scene similar to “Why is Gamora!”

Well, we’d surely want the Guardians to spend more time with the Avengers as the conversations between them would just be amazing. While fans really enjoyed how Mr. Lord and Tony interacted, people are actually anticipated to see Rocket and Tony talk it out. We may get to see that in Avengers 4.

Avengers 4 Plot Leak

Avengers 4 comes out on April 26, 2019, and here’s the official synopsis:

“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is, and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”

Vansh Mehra

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