Star-Lord actor Chris Pratt gets nostalgic as he thanks MCU fans for all their support on Guardians of the Galaxy’s eight-year anniversary.
Chris Pratt thanks fans for all their support in celebration of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s eight-year anniversary. Playing Peter Quill/Star-Lord, the actor went from a TV darling as Andy and Parks & Rec to a Marvel hero through James Gunn’s 2014 film. Since then, he and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy have become staples of the MCU, with their collective and individual journeys continuing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
On the heels of MCU Phase 1’s success, Kevin Feige and his team moved forward with their plans for interconnected storytelling with Phase 2. Aside from sequels featuring original Avengers like Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, Marvel Studios also debuted a string of new characters during this time, including the Guardians of the Galaxy. An obscure team from Marvel Comics, Gunn was able to update each member for the big screen, making them the beloved heroes they are now. Eight years since then, the cosmic ragtag team of characters remain ever popular, and Pratt has the fans to thank for that.
Taking to his official Instagram, Pratt shares a snippet from Guardians of the Galaxy during Peter Quill’s Nova Corps introduction. In the caption, he expresses his gratitude to all of the fans who have supported the MCU team throughout the years, saying that he remains blown away by the consistent love they have been getting. Check out Pratt’s post below:
Much like many MCU stars, joining the franchise changed the trajectory of Pratt’s career, but things haven’t all been great for the actor, especially in terms of his image. Recently, some have launched a campaign for him to be recast as Star-Lord, specifically by Patrick Wilson. Pratt has been criticized for several gaffes, including allegedly belonging to a homophobic church. Some of his fellow MCU stars and even Gunn have come out to defend him, however. At this point, the chances of switching actors are zero, especially with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 functioning as the final installment of Gunn’s trilogy. While it’s still uncertain what will happen in the film, there are theories that Quill could bite the dust in the threequel.
On the heels of Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the actor was asked about what may be next for Quill in the franchise after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. While he claims he doesn’t know what the future looks for him, Pratt is eager to play Star-Lord again in the MCU. Even if he potentially dies in the threequel, he cites the multiverse as a way to bring him back into the franchise as a variant. If that ever happens, it’ll be interesting to see if that alternate version of the character will have a different story than what he had in Guardians of the Galaxy.
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