Chris Pratt Wanted Star-Lord To Recognize Kurt Russell In ‘Guardians 2’

On Friday, fans will get to see Kurt Russell join the Guardians of the Galaxy as he brings Ego the Living Planet to life. In the film, Russell’s character often takes a human form that looks like, well, Russell. Considering that fact, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) had an idea for adding some extra meta-humor into the film.

Acknowledging that Star-Lord would know who Russell is since he’s originally from Earth (or Terra if you prefer), Pratt continually tried to convince director James Gunn to let Star-Lord recognize Ego as Russell.

“Peter Quill would know who Kurt Russell is,” Pratt said. “…I kept pitching [director] James [Gunn] the idea, ‘Should I know that that’s Kurt Russell?’ He’s like, ‘Just trust me. Don’t.’”

The idea of having Star-Lord call out Russell for being Russell sounds a bit amusing but the practicality of it on-screen and the strange meta-sphere it could lead into makes it seem like Gunn probably made the right call by denying Pratt the gag. Plus, there’s bound to be numerous other jokes and meta-humor throughout the film if the first one is any indication.

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Michael Rosenbaum, and Sylvester Stallone.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.

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Things We Would Like To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol….

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is almost upon us, but we’re already talking about what’s next for our favorite ragtag group of cosmic heroes. It’s already been announced that writer/director James Gunn will return for a third outing in the Marvel franchise, with the upcoming sequel getting positive buzz on social media based from early screenings. Of course, the Guardians are also due to return for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films as well, teaming up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against Thanos as he gathers the Infinity Stones together to wield ultimate power.

Gunn commented on Facebook that the third film will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” While Phase 4 hasn’t been officially announced, it’s assumed that this third film will be Marvel Studios’ kick-off movie for their next batch of films, most likely eyeing a May 2020 release.

With a third Guardians of the Galaxy film on the horizon, where could they possibly go for the next movie? Although this iteration of the Guardians has only been around since 2008, there’s a lot of stories and characters that could be introduced. We’ve barely scratched the surface in the Marvel cosmic world. Here are a few things we could possibly see in a third Guardians film. Click Next to take a look….

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