Last year, in Avengers: Infinity War, the Guardians of the Galaxy finally joined the ranks of Iron Man and Captain America and the Hulk. Anyone who has fought alongside Earth's mightiest heroes, especially if it's to face their most powerful foe yet, has made it.
Back in 2014, when Peter Quill and his funky bunch made their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they were considered to be among the most obscure characters in the Marvel Comics universe, according to Wikipedia. The movie's sense of humor and flashy visuals and huge heart made it a smash hit at the box office. The critics warmed to it, too. So, naturally, a sequel, a team-up with the Avengers, and another sequel (which is on its way for a 2020 release date) were close behind. The Guardians of the Galaxy took the Marvel movies into outer space and opened the previously Earth-bound franchise up to whole new worlds.
Only a true nerd will have followed the Guardians of the Galaxy's involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe intently enough to ace this quiz on the hilarious band of cosmic heroes. So, stick an awesome mix in the old Walkman and give it a try!
Who is Peter Quill's biological father?
Anything that doesn't get revealed by a movie in a big franchise immediately becomes the subject of fan theories and speculation. The same goes for Peter Quill's father. We met his mother in the opening scene of Guardians of the Galaxy, but there was no dad, which led to many fan theories and predictions. In the end, James Gunn decided to deviate from the comics and make a completely different character from Marvel Comics be Peter Quill's father. He was the main villain of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 played by Kurt Russell. Who is Peter Quill's biological father?
What is the only other sentence besides "I am Groot" that Groot has spoken?
At first, the fact that Groot can only say the words "I," "am," and "Groot," and specifically in that order feels like a gimmick that will get old quickly. However, the simplicity of his speech and the fact that he only ever says one sentence sets up the dramatic poignancy of the end of the movie when he says a different sentence and just bowls over everyone in the audience. The character has now been a popular asset to the MCU in three movies and counting. What is the only other sentence besides "I am Groot" that Groot has spoken?
Which of Yondu's lieutenants' names does Rocket find hilarious?
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the team is briefly split up before being reunited at the end. Peter Quill is off with his father, Drax is having a romance with Mantis, Gamora is dealing with her sister Nebula, and Rocket and Groot are with Yondu laughing at people's names. This name was not created by James Gunn as a jokey part of his script for the Guardians sequel. The character has actually been around in the comic books for decades, according to Wikipedia, and he is one of the earliest Ravagers. Which of Yondu's lieutenants' names does Rocket find hilarious?
What is the name of Peter Quill's ship?
Peter Quill's ship features heavily in the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, although Quill himself is not in it. He left it behind after Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War and everyone but Tony Stark and Nebula were wiped from the surface of Titan. Tony is recording what seems to be his final message from the cockpit of Quill's ship in the Endgame trailer. It seems as though the Guardians of the Galaxy will feature heavily in Avengers: Endgame as they did last year in Avengers: Infinity War. What is the name of Peter Quill's ship?
Which Guardian is controversially responsible for messing up the plan to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War?
In Avengers: Infinity War, when a couple of Avengers and most of the Guardians of the Galaxy are on Titan with Thanos, they managed to get him tied down. Doctor Strange is using his magical powers to keep the Mad Titan restrained while the others worked to get the Infinity Gauntlet off his hand. One of the Guardians of the Galaxy messed up the plan, though, by getting angry at Thanos and bringing him enough back into reality to overpower the Sorcerer Supreme. Which Guardian is controversially responsible for messing up the plan to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War?
Who joined the Guardians in Vol. 2?
Once a superhero team has been established on the big screen, it can be difficult to bring in new members and have the fans still love them as much as the original members. Scarlet Witch struggles more for approval than the Hulk, for example, in the Avengers. In the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie, a new member joins the team and she divided audiences on whether or not she fit in. Her power is empathy, which some fans found disappointing, but she is a strong character. Which Marvel Comics character joined the Guardians of the Galaxy in Vol. 2, their second solo movie?
What Infinity Stone does Star-Lord stumble across?
Now that we have Avengers: Infinity War to really hammer home just how important the Infinity Stones are to the Marvel Comics universe, it's hard to remember a time when it was unclear. But at the beginning of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, lone wolf Peter Quill just happens upon one of the Infinity Stones and tries to pawn it off for some quick cash. That is the beginning of the road that led him face to face with Thanos himself. Which of the Infinity Stones does Star-Lord stumble across at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy?
How is Taneleer Tivan better known?
Benicio del Toro has played mysterious characters in a number of today's biggest movie franchises. He plays Taneleer Tivan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he also played the ominous DJ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That character was shrouded in mystery leading up to the movie's release. In the comics, this character is the brother of the Grandmaster, the guy who Jeff Goldblum played in the movie Thor: Ragnarok. The movies haven't yet made it clear if they are also brothers in the movies, but it could happen at some point in the future. How is Taneleer Tivan better known?
Who raised Gamora as his daughter?
Gamora and Nebula are not really sisters, but they have that relationship because they were raised as sisters by the MCU villain who raised them. In Guardians of the Galaxy, we find that Gamora is conflicted about her past and about her allegiance to the guy who raised her like she was his own daughter. She doesn't agree with what this character does, and yet she can't deny that without him, she would be a completely different person. She has a lot to criticize in him, but also a lot to thank him for. Who raised Gamora as his daughter?
Who plays Peter Quill?
According to IMDb, James Gunn was reluctant to even meet with this actor at first when his name came up in the casting of Peter Quill. Back then, he was known only for the role of Andy Dwyer in the NBC mockumentary series Parks and Rec. Gunn ended up taking a chance on him, and now, he's one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He stars in other franchises like The Lego Movie and Jurassic World and he has carried other blockbusters like Passengers. Who plays Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and in Avengers: Infinity War?
What does Ayesha call the powerful being she creates in the credits of Vol. 2?
While this character is only given a first name in the middle of a credits sequence, it does set up a dark future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character is hinted at being a comic book icon and he has since been identified as such off-screen. He could match Thanos and Captain Marvel in terms of being powerful. The name that Ayesha gives this powerful artificial being is the same name that Dr. Victor Frankenstein gave his monster in the original novel. What does Ayesha call the powerful being she creates in the credits of Guardians Vol. 2?
What alien race does Ronan belong to?
Ronan the Accuser from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is one of the first names that comes up when people talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's "villain problem." He is a sinister villain who is introduced as a powerful and formidable foe, but then it doesn't really go anywhere. The stakes are never raised. He shows up and the Guardians of the Galaxy have to band together to defeat him. At the same time, the movie was more about the team and their bond than it was about the villain. What alien race does Ronan the Accuser belong to?
Who raised Peter Quill as his own?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a movie that is all about fatherhood. Of course, it begins this way pretty obviously as Peter Quill meets his birth father, a Celestial named Ego. But it escalates from there as Ego turns out to be the villain and Quill realizes who his true father is. It's the alien who picked him up from Earth and then raised him as his own son. And the movie ends with this character making the ultimate sacrifice in order to save Quill. Which Guardians of the Galaxy alien character raised Peter Quill as his own?
What is the leader of the Nova Corps' title?
The leader of the Nova Corps in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is played by Glenn Close, the star of the movie Fatal Attraction and the TV show Damages. According to Wikipedia, Close took the role to prove her range to younger audiences. Yes, she does arthouse movies, but she also does MCU movies. One of the Nova Corps officers is played by John C. Reilly, the star of Step Brothers and Talladega Nights. He applied his comedic chops from those movies to the role of the Nova Corps officer. What is the leader of the Nova Corps' title?
Who is Drax trying to avenge?
Former wrestler Dave Bautista plays Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Avengers: Infinity War. According to Wikipedia, Bautista was drawn to the character of Drax due to their similarly tragic backgrounds. Because of this, he related to the character instantly and found it easy to play him in the movies. Drax is driven by his desire to avenge someone close to him. His character is less about that in the later movies, as he became the guy who says absurd things in a deadpan delivery style for some laughs. Who is Drax trying to avenge?
Where is the Collector's headquarters?
There is an added poignancy to the scene in which Peter Quill and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive at the headquarters of the Collector in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. In the second movie, they would discover that Quill's dad is a Celestial. The place where the Collector's headquarters is located is situated entirely in the removed head of a Celestial figure, so there is that small link. It was a subtle way of setting up the exciting future ahead of Quill and the gang and its huge scope. Where is the Collector's headquarters?
What is Peter Quill's mother's name?
While we found out the fate of Peter Quill's mother in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, we got far more backstory on her in the second movie. The second movie was supposed to be all about Quill's dad, but due to the nature of that backstory, his mother became heavily involved in the plot, too. We find out how she ended up with the fate she got at the beginning of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie and we got to know her a little better as a person. What is the first name of Peter Quill's mother?
What people does Ayesha lead?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, like any fictional universe, is filled with all kinds of different groups and species and factions and armies. One of those subsets of characters featured heavily in the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie as they hunted the Guardians through space. The Guardians managed to elude them in that movie, but the credits did set up a dark storyline for the third movie as they created an artificial entity that will crush the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the comics, he has the power to do it, too, so that'll be some match. What people does Ayesha lead?
Which two Guardians team up with Thor in Avengers: Infinity War?
In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor showed that his character works best when he has a sense of humor about himself. The movie also showed that Thor works well when he is teamed up with a weird sidekick. In that case, it was the Hulk, who had disappeared after the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. So, when Avengers: Infinity War came along, the writers decided to make Thor funnier and also give him a couple of weird sidekicks to tag along with his quest for a new weapon. Which two Guardians of the Galaxy team up with Thor in Avengers: Infinity War?
Who voices Rocket?
The actor who plays the role of Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently had his directorial debut with A Star is Born. That movie, in which the actor also stars alongside Lady Gaga, was just nominated for a bunch of Oscars, according to IMDb. The actor has come a long way from his beginnings as a supporting actor in comedy movies like Wedding Crashers and Yes Man and his big break starring in the hit R rated comedy The Hangover. Who plays the role of Rocket in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and in Avengers: Infinity War?
Which Infinity Stone did Thanos sacrifice Gamora to retrieve?
This is the moment in Avengers: Infinity War in which Thanos realized that he had to go ahead with his plan and that there was no going back. He had to sacrifice the one thing he loved most in the world to get one of the Infinity Stones, and he could either sacrifice Gamora and take the Stone or let her live and forget the whole thing and move on. Thanos raised Gamora like a dysfunctional adoptive father, sort of like Gru in the Despicable Me franchise but without a happy ending. Which Infinity Stone did Thanos sacrifice Gamora to retrieve?
What is Quill's mix tape called?
According to Mashable, Kevin Feige originally planned to have Darth Vader appear in Guardians of the Galaxy in action figure form. This would be the sign that Peter Quill is from Earth and appreciates Earth's popular culture. However, James Gunn had an even better idea: he has a mix tape that he always listens to on his Walkman. This changed the tone and style of the film by having the soundtrack invaded by pop music from the '80s. At the end of the movie, he discovers a new mix tape that his mom made. What is Peter Quill's mix tape called?
On what planet do Quill, Rocket, Groot, and Gamora come together?
The Guardians of the Galaxy did not truly come together as a team in the first movie until they went to jail. That is how they got involved with Drax and how they all escaped together. However, before that, the characters themselves were brought together when they happened to be on the same planet and they happened to all be naturally inclined to get into trouble. They each run into separate troubles, either with each other or the cops, and end up stuck together as they're carted off to prison. On what planet do Quill, Rocket, Groot, and Gamora come together?
What is Yondu's scavenger group called?
The group that Yondu belongs to is the same group that a young Peter Quill grew up with. He ditched those guys and went off on his own to be a lone wolf, but in both of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, he has found himself in need of their help. In the first movie, they helped the Guardians of the Galaxy take on Ronan by facing off alongside them in a space battle. In the second movie, Rocket and Groot ran into problems with them and had to flee with Yondu to go and save Quill. What is the name of Yondu's scavenger group?
Who is Gamora's sister?
Gamora and her sister have one of the most complicated relationships in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is not helped by the fact that this character is not technically Gamora's sister. They are sisters in their bond and the struggles they have with one another, but they are not biologically sisters. They were both raised by the same father, who happened to be the main villain of the whole MCU. This character is played by Karen Gillan, who just had a huge hit in late 2017 with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. What is the name of Gamora's sister?
Where are the Guardians imprisoned together?
While the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is not a prison movie per se, in the vein of The Shawshank Redemption or The Green Mile, it does have an extended sequence set in one. Most of the Guardians, before they have banded together to become the Guardians, are captured and taken to a jail in outer space. This is an iconic location in the Marvel universe, and if the rest of the Guardians hadn't been sent there, then they never would have become acquainted with Drax, arguably their most powerful ally in the team. Where are the Guardians imprisoned together?
What Kevin Bacon movie does Quill tell Gamora about?
One of the big distinctions between the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie and all the MCU entries that had come before it was its use of pop culture references. Now, there have been a bunch of pop culture references, like Cap's list of things to catch up on in The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man's battle with a giant Thomas the Tank Engine. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Quill tells the story of a Kevin Bacon movie as if it is some kind of legendary tale from back on Earth. What Kevin Bacon movie does Peter Quill tell Gamora about?
Which Avenger do the Guardians save as they drift through space?
At the end of the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to be released before Avengers: Infinity War, one of the Avengers was hurtling through space in a giant cruiser. The ship is intercepted by Thanos' ship after the credits have rolled, setting up some pretty bad times for them during Infinity War. In Infinity War, this Avengers is left hurtling through space, only to be saved by the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is what brings our cosmic heroes into the world of the Avengers in the first place. Which Avenger do the Guardians of the Galaxy save as they drift through space?
On what planet do we first meet adult Peter Quill?
The opening scene of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is quite solemn and sobering as a young Peter Quill visits his mother in hospital for the last time ever. But the second scene is much more fun, establishing Quill as a combination of Han Solo and Indiana Jones as he sneaks into an intergalactic temple to make off with an artifact like the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. He is then chased back to his ship and has to quickly flee the planet, just as Indy did with Jock's seaplane in Raiders. On what planet do we first meet adult Peter Quill?
Who voices Groot?
The actor who voices Groot really only has to say one line. He just has to say, "I am Groot," a bunch of times in a recording booth and that's that. Although, the actor who plays him goes one step further and adds emotion to those lines. He is the star of The Fast and the Furious franchise of car action movies. He was also in the extreme sports action movie series xXx and the fantasy thriller The Last Witch Hunter. Who plays the role of the talking tree Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and in Avengers: Infinity War?
Who was guarding the Soul Stone when Thanos took Gamora to collect it?
This character was not expected to appear in the MCU again after he appeared to lose his life at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. However, he made a surprise reappearance in Avengers: Infinity War when he was revealed to be guarding the Soul Stone on Vormir. According to IMDb, he was not played by the same actor in both movies. Hugo Weaving from The First Avenger refused to return and so celebrity impersonator (and star of TWD) Ross Marquand was brought in instead. Which character was guarding the Soul Stone when Thanos took Gamora to collect it?
What percentage of a plan did Quill have when he claimed to have a full plan?
Guardians of the Galaxy distinguished itself as a huge tonal change for the Marvel Cinematic Universe by having a lot of funny dialogue and banter between the characters that was never seen before in blockbuster movies. It paved the way for other comedic MCU movies like Ant-Man and Thor: Ragnarok by becoming hugely successful with comic moments like this one. Quill and Rocket bantered for like three full minutes about how much of a plan Quill had, which would never have appeared before. What percentage of a plan did Peter Quill have when he claimed to have a full plan?
What type of alien does Vol. 2 reveal Stan Lee to be?
There is an all-seeing race of aliens in Marvel Comics that keeps an eye on everything in the universe to make sure it's all in check. There had been a fan theory that Stan Lee was one of these aliens because he has played a bunch of different characters who happen to cross paths with the Avengers. Fans thought that maybe Stan Lee was a shape-shifting, all-seeing alien. According to Wikipedia, James Gunn was all too happy to confirm the fan theory in his movie. What type of alien does Vol. 2 reveal Stan Lee to be? Let's see who can get this one right!
What type of battery does Groot have to steal for Rocket?
Since it is difficult to communicate with Groot and Rocket is the only one who can properly understand him, it can be pretty difficult to give him instructions. What made this even more frustrating for the rest of the Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was that Groot was the smallest and therefore nimblest of the characters. This made him the perfect guy to go and swipe things they needed, but also the most difficult because he struggles to comprehend simple instructions. What type of battery does Groot have to steal for Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?
What is the name of Ronan the Accuser's ship?
As Star Wars has shown us, all good movie villains in a sci-fi action movie need a signature ship. Darth Vader has his own special type of TIE Fighter and Boba Fett has Slave I, which he uses to take a frozen Han Solo over to Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan the Accuser's main ship is established very early on to establish him as a formidable villain for the heroes, and this is before the heroes are even the heroes yet. What is the name of Ronan the Accuser's ship in the MCU?
Which '80s pop culture icon's form does Ego shapeshift into?
As shown by the kind of music he plays on his Walkman, Peter Quill is an '80s kid. He was born and raised on Earth in the 1980s before being taken away to the stars for a life in outer space. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we meet Peter Quill's father, Ego, and find that he is able to shapeshift into any form. Since Quill is most comfortable with the popular culture of the 1980s, Ego shapeshifts into an '80s celebrity who is best known for starring in Baywatch. Which '80s pop culture icon's form does Ego shapeshift into?
What year was Peter Quill taken from Earth?
The first Guardians of the Galaxy movie opened with Peter Quill as a young boy still on Earth. He was seeing his mother for the last time, right before an alien spaceship showed up and whisked him away forever. We'll be getting more and more of his backstory as the Guardians solo movies go on in the MCU. Some of the blanks have already been filled in by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the Ego the Living Planet storyline. What year was Peter Quill taken from Earth at the beginning of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie?
Which of these Guardians did NOT disappear when Thanos snapped his fingers?
One of the most intense moments in the movies of 2018 was the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos had spent the whole movie promising to wipe out half of all life in the universe by snapping his fingers once he had all of the Infinity Stones in his Infinity Gauntlet. But no one expected him to actually do it. But then he did! He snapped his fingers and all of our favorite superheroes started to disappear into thin air. It's still unclear what happened. Which of these Guardians of the Galaxy did NOT disappear when Thanos snapped his fingers?
Which jokey Marvel character appears in Guardians of the Galaxy's post-credits scene?
This character had his own movie in the '80s, but according to Wikipedia, it doesn't have the best reputation. James Gunn jokingly brought him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a post-credits scene. According to IMDb, this character was voiced by Seth Green in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Green is best known for his voice work on the animated sketch comedy show Robot Chicken and the role of Chris Griffin in Family Guy. He was also in the Austin Powers movie franchise and Without a Paddle. Which jokey Marvel character appears in Guardians of the Galaxy's post-credits scene?
Who plays Gamora?
The actress who appeared in the role of Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and in Avengers: Infinity War has also starred in a bunch of other blockbusters. She has played Uhura in three Star Trek movies and counting, starting with JJ Abrams' 2009 reboot of the sci-fi franchise, and she played the part of Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar, a movie that went on to become the highest grossing movie of all time (a record it still holds to this day). Which actress plays Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and in Avengers: Infinity War?