Peter Quill's Grandfather was married and had one son and one daughter named Meredith Quill. In 1980, Meredith met Ego, an extraterrestrial Celestial entity and gave birth to his grandson Peter Quill.
In 1988, he was present at the hospital by Meredith's side as she was dying of cancer. He left Meredith's side to bring Peter into the room so Meredith could say her final goodbye. He then placed her final gift to Peter in his backpack. When Meredith flat-lined, he took Peter from the room before rushing back to Meredith's side.
Running from the Expansion
Years later in 2014, Quill witnessed the Expansion taking place, consuming a large part of Missouri. He attempted to flee by driving away from it. As the Expansion overtook his car and started absorbing it, he looked around in horror and then confusion as it stopped and subsided.
Behind the Scenes
- Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed that the film originally ended with Peter Quill's Grandfather looking up to the stars after seeing a photograph of a young Meredith and Peter: "He has this photograph of Meredith (Peter Quill's mother) and Peter as a little boy and he looks up at the stars and we go up to the stars and it was really sweet. It means that he must have seen Quill getting abducted at the end of that day and is still waiting for him to return but it was freaking sad so we took it out."