James Gunn, the former director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has revealed exciting details about the potential return of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. Despite Gunn’s departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to helm projects at DC, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has already made a whopping $840 million globally.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise left fans eagerly speculating about the fate of Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, thanks to a post-credits scene that hinted at his return. The scene featured Star-Lord interacting with his grandfather, showcasing his struggle to adapt to life on Earth. With the text “The Legendary Star-Lord Will Return” appearing on the screen, While it remains uncertain whether the rest of the team will reprise their roles, we know that Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana have retired from their respective roles as Drax the Destroyer and Gamora.
It’s no secret that Pratt is a fan favourite. Initially, fans anticipated his return to aid the Avengers in upcoming films like The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. However, director James Gunn has offered some intriguing insights into how Star-Lord might come back, potentially infusing his own creative touch into the story. The possibilities for Pratt’s return are certainly exciting for fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
The anticipation for the return of the Legendary Star-Lord had many speculating that it would occur in an Avengers film or another grand crossover event. However, the idea of a solo film featuring Chris Pratt is intriguing, although it may disappoint some fans hoping for James Gunn’s involvement in the project.
As the new executive at DC, Gunn is currently focused on revitalising their cinematic universe, leaving little room for his involvement with Marvel.
In 2023 alone, Pratt led the $1 billion-grossing film, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and Marvel’s highly successful Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In 2022. He starred in Jurassic World: Dominion, which earned a staggering $1 billion, making it the third highest-grossing film of the year.
It will be intriguing to see if Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announces a solo Legendary Star-Lord film, a Disney+ series, or even a Special Presentation starring Chris Pratt. In the meantime, fans can enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, currently playing in theatres and available for online purchase.
Gunn’s Return to the MCU
Despite James Gunn’s current involvement with DC, he unlikely has severed ties with Marvel and Kevin Feige. Gunn could serve as a consultant, particularly regarding the Guardians of the Galaxy characters he brought to life on the silver screen. Gunn has openly expressed his dissatisfaction with how Star-Lord was portrayed by the Russo Brothers in the Avengers films, suggesting that he would be interested in guiding future projects featuring Chris Pratt. With his deep understanding of the character, Gunn’s involvement could ensure a more authentic portrayal of Star-Lord in future Marvel ventures.