Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just around the corner and the hype is real. A slew of positive reactions to the film have already hit the web and there’s a lot to look forward to when the movie rocks its way into theaters in a couple of weeks.
Even though fans are excited about Vol. 2, they’re already thinking about what’s next for the Guardians, and they aren’t the only ones. Recently, Chris Pratt (who plays Star-Lord) discussed Star-Lord’s future and the Guardians inevitable meet-up with The Avengers.
One of the things fans are most excited to see about the two super groups running into each other in Avengers: Infinity War is the banter between the characters, especially characters like Star-Lord and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr). It’s a collaboration Pratt says fans should be excited for.
“I don’t want give it away but I think that you’re not alone in being excited about that collaboration,” Pratt said. “I think the minute Guardians 1 came out and people responded to it, inevitably the question was, ‘When are they gonna get to meet up with the Avengers?’ and you’re gonna get to see that.”
Beyond that, Star-Lord will certainly be involved in more cosmic shenanigans when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 makes its way to theaters, and though the film is still far off, Pratt’s also looking toward what that could mean for his character.
“It’s cosmic. We’re expanding,” Pratt said. “I’m curious to see what his history with the Ravagers was. Cosmic karma could be coming his way for being a little rapscallion for all these years. I like the idea of his becoming a father figure to little Groot. I like the idea of further exploring the dynamic between he and Gamora and trying to keep the Guardians out of trouble. I love him helping to explore the origins of the other characters and getting deeper into the other characters. It’s really kind of endless. I hope we get to tell all of those stories.”
But before the Guardians team-up with The Avengers and dance their way into their third outing, they’ve first got to make it past Vol. 2, which promises to be an emotional film for Star-Lord as he’s finally getting the chance to meet his father, Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell). This meet-up has been a long time coming, and Pratt is glad to have gotten the chance to explore that piece of Peter Quill’s life.
“That was really important to him and a burning questions his whole life and we get to explore that in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Pratt said. “We’re talking about him and his quest to understand the realities of his biological father and the lessons that come with that.”
With Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Vol. 3 coming in relatively quick succession, Pratt will have the opportunity to embrace Star-Lord and explore the character more than ever.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as the voice of Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin/on-set Rocket, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Glenn Close as Nova Prime, Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet, Sylvester Stallone as Stakar, and Michael Rosenbaum.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.