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The latest issue of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic has revealed the space adventurer Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) is bisexual and in a polyamorous relationship.
The comic, titled I Shall Make You a Star-Lord, finds Quill spending almost 150 years in a strange land named Morinus where he befriends two humanoids - the female Aradia and the male Mors - before entering into a polyamorous relationship with both.
"It's been over a decade," Quill says to the pair. "Time to accept the truth... Morinus is my home. You're my home."
Created by British writer Al Ewing, it's not the first time it's been revealed that a Marvel character is bisexual.
Ewing said back in 2014 that Loki, the cheeky and mischievous brother of Thor, was bisexual and gender fluid.
"Loki is bi and I'll be touching on that. He'll shift between genders occasionally as well," Ewing said in a Tumblr post.
It's not been confirmed whether Star-Lord's sexual preference will feature in a storyline in future Guardians of the Galaxy films.
However, it'll be interesting to see how this unfolds given that actor Chris Pratt - who plays the superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - has previously defended his church against accusations of being against the LGBTQ community.
Back in February 2019, Pratt defended the Hillsong Church after Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page accused it of being 'infamously anti-LGBTQ''
Pratt wrote on Instagram: "It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which 'hates a certain group of people' and is 'infamously anti-LGBTQ'.
"Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone."
Fans have also spoken out on the revelation, with many praising the comic for encouraging bi-visibility.
Starlord discovering he is bisexual is pretty cool. More bisexual representation is always nice and honestly makes sense since he grew up in space. Would love to see it touched on in the Guardians of the galaxy 3 movie. #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy :rainbow: pic.twitter.com/NiVMet2BY0
- Auntie Daddy Rod :sparkles: (@RodcommaThe) December 14, 2020
"Starlord discovering he is bisexual is pretty cool. More bisexual representation is always nice and honestly makes sense since he grew up in space. Would love to see it touched on in the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 movie," wrote one social media user.
Another expressed doubt over whether Marvel would pursue such a storyline in the cinematic universe, saying: "Even if Pratt wasn't defending his homophobic church I doubt they would make Star-Lord bi in the movies."
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