“I doubt Gunn won’t support him”: James Gunn Brings MCU Star Chris Pratt to Superman’s Set and DC Fans Can’t Keep Calm

James Gunn often finds a way to cast his friends and family in the films he is making, which increases the likeliness of Chris Pratt's presence on set being more than just a friendly visit.

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  • Chris Pratt visited the set of Superman, revealed James Gunn via an Instagram post.
  • This has caused the fandom to begin speculations about Pratt's possible role in the DCU.
  • While fans want the actor to play Booster Gold, it is also possible that the actor essays a bigger role with Hal Jordan or Captain Atom.
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James Gunn is known for casting his close associates in whatever films he makes in some form or another, especially if they are big-budget franchise films. While this is not the case with every one of his films, this ends up being the situation more often than not. This has caused speculations to begin about the DCU as James Gunn shared a picture of Chris Pratt, Gunn’s long-time collaborator, being on the set of Superman, visiting the production.

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Chris Pratt as Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 | Marvel Studios
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 || Marvel Studios

Chris Pratt has been an acclaimed actor in Hollywood, rising to become a mainstream household name with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans have taken to the internet to talk about Chris Pratt being a part of the DCU now, and how James Gunn can slot him into the franchise.

Speculations have already begun about Chris Pratt’s role in James Gunn’s DCU

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David Corenswet as Superman in Superman by James Gunn || James Gunn via Instagram

Chris Pratt‘s visit to the set of Superman has sent the DC Fandom a buzz, with fans speculating what the nature of Pratt’s involvement in James Gunn‘s DCU. There are a slew of ideas that are being floated around, but it seems that fans are utterly convinced that Gunn will be giving Chris Pratt a role in the universe, sooner rather than later.

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There are a slew of roles that Pratt can essay in the DCU, but there is one character that fans have been coming back to again and again, especially given the similarities the character has with Pratt’s other superhero role: Star-Lord. However, it remains to be seen if Pratt will take up a role in the DCU, especially since Star-Lord has already been teased to return in the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This is a thread, along with many others, that still remains unresolved in the MCU, and might just remain so.

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Fans believe Chris Pratt should be the DCU’s Booster Gold

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Booster Gold || DC Comics

There are a slew of roles that Chris Pratt could play in the DCU, and fans are convinced that the role that Pratt will be afforded in the franchise is none other than Booster Gold. This seems definitely colored by the fact that Pratt has essayed the role of Star-Lord in the MCU, who has a similar gadget-toting, bumbling vibe that Booster Gold would need.

However, there are a host of other roles that Chris Pratt could play in the DCU, especially given that the universe is just starting out and there are multiple roles that are yet to be filled. Pratt might be able to take up the role of Hal Jordan, but it might not be as suited to the actor as Booster Gold.

He has been able to hold some of the highest-grossing films at the box office, in animation and live-action, which could mean that the actor could be slotted in for a CGI role in the films as well. The actor could also play Hawkman or Captain Atom if the opportunity presents itself.

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Superman hit theatres on July 11, 2025. 

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With a passion for writing fiction and non fiction content, Anuraag is a Media Science graduate with 2 year's experience with Marketing and Content, with 3 published poetry anthologies. Anuraag holds a Bacherlor's degree in Arts with a focus on Communication and Media Studies.