The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has seen the conclusion of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s story, leaving fans curious about what’s next for the cosmic side of the franchise. Enter the Starjammers, a peculiar group of characters rumoured to be the potential replacement for the beloved Guardians. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of the Starjammers and explore why they could be the next big thing in the MCU.
Created by David Cockrum in 1977, the Starjammers made their debut in X-Men #104 as a group of space pirates. Inspired by the adventurous spirit of old English buccaneers, these characters quickly captured the imagination of readers. What makes their connection to the X-Men particularly intriguing is that Corsair, the leader of the Starjammers, is the father of Cyclops and Havok, two prominent X-Men. Interestingly, this familial tie wasn’t initially planned but was added to establish a recurring presence for the Starjammers in X-Men comics.
Despite their distinctive ’70s/’80s vibe, the Starjammers have remained an active part of the Marvel Universe. They even appeared in the recent ‘Death of Thanos’ storyline in 2018, showcasing their ongoing relevance. The team’s lineup has constantly evolved, featuring characters like Cyclops, Havok, Korvus, Ch’od, Hepzibah, and Raza Longknife. Many fans who grew up in the ’90s will remember the Starjammers’ appearance in the X-Men animated series during the iconic ‘Dark Phoenix‘ storyline.
So, how does all of this tie into Marvel Studios and James Gunn’s third Guardians of the Galaxy film? According to a new rumor, as the X-Men are set to be introduced into the MCU and the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy wraps up, Marvel Studios is reportedly considering the Starjammers as a potential “replacement” team in the upcoming movie. Could we see the Starjammers in the MCU?
Marvel Studios has a knack for introducing outlandish and unconventional concepts to the general audience and making them fall in love with these characters. The Guardians of the Galaxy is a prime example of this. If the Starjammers are indeed introduced, it’s entirely possible that audiences will embrace them just as they did with the Guardians.
However, it’s essential to approach this rumor with a grain of salt. Considering its recent emergence, it might be wise to wait for more reliable information to surface before fully investing in the idea. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 has been a huge hit at cinemas which showcases to Marvel that there is still a huge appetite for an intergalactic storyline beyond the cosmos.
So, what are your thoughts? Could the Starjammers be the next big thing in the MCU, or am I just a crazy person speculating? Only time will tell! Until then, let’s keep our eyes peeled for any exciting updates on the cosmic front of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.