“It’d mean something”: After Johnny Depp, A Marvel Star Visited Sick Kids in Hospital Dressed as a Superhero

After Johnny Depp, A Marvel Star Visited Sick Kids in Hospital Dressed as a Superhero
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Marvel star Chris Pratt’s meteoric rise from relative unknown to Hollywood leading man continues to fascinate fans and industry insiders alike among the galaxy of stars that illuminate this cinematic realm. However, Pratt’s story extends far beyond the realm of Hollywood glamour.


To the delight of fans worldwide, the actor who brought Star-Lord to life in the critically acclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy film series has taken on a heroic role far beyond the realm of fiction.

Chris Pratt: The Transformation of Star-Lord

Chris Pratt as Marvel's Star-Lord
Chris Pratt as Marvel’s Star-Lord

The third part of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise received widespread acclaim and played a crucial role in Marvel’s resurgence. The franchise’s resurgence can be largely attributed to the writer and director, James Gunn, who was given complete creative freedom.


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However, Gunn’s journey was not without obstacles, as he was initially fired due to old, controversial tweets. Nevertheless, his career took a positive turn when he was eventually rehired, which gave him the liberty to pursue his unique ideas.

Thanks to his newfound independence, Gunn created the spectacular conclusion that the Guardians of the Galaxy saga deserved. These films are beloved by fans for their perfect blend of comedy, emotion, and action.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3
Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Gunn’s genius lies in his ability to unite a diverse cast of characters and unite them in a compelling storyline, breathing new life into an obscure comic book series and transforming it into a global phenomenon.

The ensemble cast in the movie has its anchor in Chris Pratt, who portrays the character of Peter Quill/Star-Lord. Pratt’s life journey resembles that of his character, and his previous iconic roles have helped him transition from being a mere comedic presence to a genuine leading man in the industry.

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When The Marvel Star’s Life Changed Forever

Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt

In 2014, Pratt and the Marvel Cinematic Universe underwent notable transformations. The release of Guardians of the Galaxy introduced viewers to a group of unlikely heroes who captured their affections.

Among Pratt’s unforgettable performances was his portrayal of the charismatic Star-Lord. For the part, Pratt had to shed his comedic persona and adopt the physicality and charisma of a leading man, complete with chiseled features and undeniable charm.

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At a particular moment, he made a decision that had consequences beyond ticket sales. Pratt was motivated by the admirable charitable work of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, known for visiting sick children in hospitals.

“I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone – say, like, a Russell Wilson, you know – and go visit kids. If it was a big enough movie, to where it would mean something to a kid who’s sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I’ll do that.”

The actor saw an opportunity to make a difference and decided to use his celebrity status to help children facing difficult times in case Guardians of the Galaxy became a massive success. The impact of Guardians of the Galaxy goes beyond its financial success in theaters. Gunn’s return for the finale ensured the same enthusiasm and originality that had made the series so beloved by its audience.

Source: Far Out Magazine

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Mabel Andrady

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