Chris Pratt wants to play Star-Lord for years to come


Chris Pratt seems to be in for the long haul with Guardians of the Galaxy!

The Guardians of the Galaxy have become some of the most popular (and profitable) characters in the MCU. One of the biggest reasons for this is arguably franchise star Chris Pratt. Audiences have come to love his portrayal of Peter Quill (Star-Lord). Fans have been unsure how long Marvel can hold on to stars like Chris Evans, but now, Pratt has some news that is sure to delight them.

While speaking with the Toronto Sun, Pratt expressed his desire to play the character for a while longer. When asked if he could imagine playing Quill in 20 years, he replied positively and described how any later variations of the character will be compared to him:

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"“I think so. It’s a great character and I can’t believe I’m the guy who got to play him on screen first. I’m sure eventually there will be more incarnations of the Guardians of the Galaxy…There’s going to be lots of versions of them, I’m just lucky that they’re all going to be held up next to my version. That’s pretty cool. I’m the first guy who gets to do it.”"

He then stated that he is unsure if he will be the only actor to ever play Star-Lord, but he is comforted by the fact that the character will outlive him:

"“I think Quill is always going to be in the lexicon, whether I get to play him the whole time, I don’t know. The beauty is, he’s going to be alive longer than me. My performances in these movies are going to be around long after I’m dead.”"

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That’s a positive way to look at it, and it’s nice to know that he wants to stay with Marvel for a while longer. It’s anyone’s guess as to how long we’ll have Pratt’s Star-Lord, Chris Evans’ Captain America, or Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. However, we can take comfort in the fact that we’ll still be able to revisit these characters long after the actors have stopped playing them.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lands in theaters on May 5, 2017.