The third and final film in the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, which has grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide and inspired a video game, several action figures, and an Epcot ride, is now in production, and Chris Pratt is busy working on it. The end of an era has clearly arrived, despite the fact that the Guardians also appear in this summer’s Thor: Love & Thunder.
James Gunn’s switch to DC for The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker has made Vol. 3 the anticipated conclusion of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s MCU adventure. Chris Pratt shared his own feelings on leaving the MCU, and to be honest, fans aren’t rooting for Star-Lord to die, as the cast and crew get ready to bid goodbye to the beloved Guardians.
What Chris Pratt had to say about his MCU departure
Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently spoke with Men’s Health and shared some heartfelt remarks on how he is getting ready to bid adieu to his role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Pratt made clear that he wanted to “put a lot of effort into experiencing the moment” and really appreciate it.
“You want to be conscious and put a lot of effort into experiencing the moment. Like, this is going away. I want to take it in. You can’t take it in any harder than just being present to it. So I’m being present. The other day, Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, he got traded to Denver. He’s been with Seattle for about ten years. Which has been about the duration of this. I was like, ‘Wait, hold on, what happened?’ The emotion around the last ten years sort of coming to an end. I was in the most embarrassing way, like, ‘My quarterback leaves, so I’m gonna cry.’ It’s hitting me in moments like that.”
When asked about his plans for the next 10 years in Hollywood, Pratt says he doesn’t have one since he doesn’t know “what’s gonna come next.”
“I don’t actually know what’s gonna come next. You asked whether or not I’m cognizantly, intentionally turning a page. The page is turning. Whether I want to or not. Because the franchises are over.”
Fans aren’t rooting for Star-Lord to die
Even though Chris Pratt has made it clear that he is going to say goodbye real soon, fans aren’t yet prepared to see him go. Here are some of the best tweets that prove the lovability of the much popular Star-Lord.
There is no way that Star-Lord is going to die. He’s one of the most popular characters in the Guardians team (and I don’t want him to die)
— BenTheFilmGuy (@FilmGeek91) July 3, 2022
contracts can always be renewed
— Scofield Leung (@Scofieldleung) July 3, 2022
It's his "current" contract, which means he could negotiate a new one.
However, not too bothered if this is the end for Star Lord. Guardians have a rotating roster in the comics, and no character sticks around forever 🤷🏽♂️
— Adam L (@Adam_L_17) July 3, 2022
I doubt GOTG Vol. 3 will be the last we see of him.
— Eric Hovland (@EricJHovland) July 3, 2022
Sign a new contract 🙏🏻
— 🇨🇦 Tenacious Buccaneer 🏴☠️ (@Tenacious_Buc) July 3, 2022
These fan reactions very well speak for how much fans want to see Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in the long run. One cannot just imagine him perishing and moving ahead. Even though it is disheartening, it is no less than a bittersweet feeling since we are going to witness Star-Lord real soon in Thor: Love and Thunder which is all set to hit theatres on July 8, 2022.
Source – Men’s Health