As everyone from the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes together for Avengers: Infinity War, Chris Pratt teases whether Peter Quill will ever change teams to become a full-time member of the Avengers.
Earth's mightiest heroes have protected the galaxy for many decades, and while Star-Lord of the comics can put the title of Avengers after his name, his live-action counterpart won't be as quick to wear it as a badge of honor. After two movies of flying around the cosmos on their own, the rag-tag group of rogues that are the Guardians of the Galaxy will finally cross paths with the Avengers, but don't expect it to be all handshakes and hugs.
Fans are promised that the current roster of heroes will change dramatically after the next two Avengers movies, and with a more cosmic MCU planned in Phase 4, it would make sense that Star-Lord take a seat at Avengers HQ. However, speaking to Empire Magazine (via ComicBookMovie), Pratt revealed that Quill will always be Team Guardians:
“Peter’s always going to be a Guardian. I’ll let the fan decide that. I’m not sure what the right answer to that is, in case I give away too much. But it was important to us, going into this, that the Guardians have a different style. Avengers has its own tone but in a way that allows the Guardians to remain the Guardians, in terms of what they bring and what people will expect to see from them.”
After the bonding experience the Guardians have had - especially in Vol. 2 - it makes sense that Pratt isn't so sure Quill would want to swap his outer space adventures for a trip back to Earth. Avengers movies have always survived on the strife between its various superheroes, and even if budding bromances are brewing between the likes of Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, the Guardians will still be keeping themselves to themselves as an intergalactic Avengers offshoot.
Ironically, the latest Avengers: Infinity War trailer revealed some friction between Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark and Pratt's Quill, but with two of the biggest egos in the galaxy, what else would anyone expect. Could the situation work in reverse, though, with some of the Avengers forming a new alliance with the Guardians? Heading back to the comics, Iron Man once found himself as an honorary member of the Guardians, and Tony Stark's latest suit from Infinity War could see him heading with Star-Lord and co. to Thanos' home planet of Titan to do battle.
While the likes of Iron Man and Hulk have both found their place in the MCU outside of their own standalone movies, the Guardians have so far been limited to James Gunn's two movies. Pratt is certainly excited to see more of the team without having to wait until the upcoming Vol. 3, and the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 could help shape more adventures for the Guardians of the Galaxy and what happens in their next outing. It may be a nice idea to have Star-Lord as a permanent fixture of the Avengers, but it looks like his loyalty remains with those who brought him into the MCU.
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019