Gizmodo caught up with Guardians star Chris Pratt on the differences between playing Star-Lord for James Gunn and other directors. Pratt has starred in two Guardians of the Galaxy movies under Gunn thus far. Though, Pratt has also just finished shooting Guardians 3 and the Holiday Special. However he has also played Peter Quill in Infinity War, Endgame and even more recently, Thor: Love and Thunder. Pratt therefore worked under The Russos and Taika Waititi respectively.
“Well, you know, there’s James Gunn’s Peter Quill and then there’s the Peter Quill that has existed outside of James Gunn, which is in cameos in The Avengers and now the cameos in Thor,” Pratt said. “And so truly the Peter Quill that I do when James is in charge is an extension of him. And the Peter Quill that I do when it’s not him in charge is really kind of me let loose to do a little bit more than probably he would want me to do, in some way. So I guess the difference would be that.”
“James Gunn has a [focus] for Quill that isn’t on for Thor or for Avengers,” Pratt continued. “And so we’ll see how that plays out when it comes out. I mean, we’re obviously dealing with the end of Avengers and where that left the Guardians of the Galaxy with Thor [Love and Thunder]. We’ll see how that sort of transition works to set up [Guardians of the Galaxy] Volume 3.”
Of course Pratt has now finished his work on two massive franchises. Both Guardians of the Galaxy and the Jurassic World franchises should come to an end after their next installments. The actor is therefore looking forward to seeing what happens next in his career.
“It does feel like, yeah, it is naturally going to be a transition,” he said. “I did a limited series on Amazon called The Terminal List last year, and that was kind of like the beginning of this sort of transition to something different, something new. I’m excited. I mean, when you’re an actor, there’s just a cloud of uncertainty around your life, the roles that you will be offered. And I feel as though that cloud is coming back in a way.”
“And it really gets me exciting because I don’t really know what to do next. That is a pretty awesome feeling that I haven’t felt for the past probably eight or nine years, because I’ve had these sequels kind of back to back and booked up. So I’m curious and maybe it’s, I don’t know. Maybe it’s a comedy or maybe… I don’t know what it is, I don’t know what to expect, but I’m ready for it.”
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