Twitter wants to know why Star-Lord has glowing red eyes at the end of Infinity War


A GIF going around Twitter shows in Star-Lords’ final moments, his eyes turn a glowing red. Is it just the visual effects, or something more at play?

Avengers: Infinity War has a lot of loose ends and questions that need answers. The first of them being, “(When) are you going to bring Gamora, Heimdall, and Loki back to life?” The second of them being: “Why did you have to do this to my heart?”

But now, there’s a third new (and slightly more important) question that needs to be answered: “What the heck is going on with Star-Lord at the end of the movie?” Most people might not have seen it at first, but a keen-eyed fan on Twitter, @itsjustanx, noticed something about Star-Lord that’s freaking everybody out.

Take a look at the GIF and try to figure out what’s going on.

So, what’s up with red eyes? In one way, this could just be a product of the visual effects — especially given the totally-on-fire planet Titan that Star-Lord’s on. Then again, we’d love to think that @itsjustanx might be on to something with Star-Lord’s celestial powers. Peter Quill discovered in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that thanks to his dad, Ego, he was born with special abilities. Unfortunately, we only got to see him use those abilities briefly, seeing as they went away when his father died. 

It’d be interesting to see if these powers manifest somehow in Avengers 4 — even with his father supposedly still dead. Who knows how much we’ll actually see of him, though, since he’s all turned to ash (thanks but no thanks to the Power Stone for that brutal part). Although, lending out his powers would be the least he can do to make up for flubbing the whole plan when the Avengers tried to hold off Thanos.

As of now, the jury is still out. But given the poll on Twitter, it seems like a majority of people are enthusiastic to think that there’s definitely something up with Star-Lord.

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What do you think’s going on? Is Peter Quill harnessing his powers once again, or is it just the visual effects at work?