It turns out the helmet of a legendary outlaw like Star-Lord can fetch top dollar from the right bidder.
Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord helmet, worn in his role as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, sold for $160,000 at auction this week, according to TMZ.
The helmet sold for the highest price out of 600 pieces of television and movie memorabilia available for bidding, including a creature costume from Aliens, which sold for more than $80,000, and Merlin’s helmet and robe from Excalibur, which sold for more than $120,000.
Star-Lord used the helmet in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to protect himself and others in the vacuum of space and from other threats, like the Abilisk. The helmet was destroyed during Star-Lord's confrontation with his father, Ego (Kurt Russell) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Whether he'll have a replacement helmet in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains unknown.
Pratt will also play Star-Lord in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, which will see the Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces with the Avengers against Thanos and the Black Order. This could also be Pratt’s first chance to play opposite his friend, fellow Chris, and fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Evans as Captain America. He will return again as Star-Lord in the still untitled fourth Avengers movie, which is scheduled for release in May 2019.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy film was a surprisingly popular hit for Marvel Studios. The film earned $333.1 million domestically and $773 million worldwide. The sequel performed even better, earning $389.9 domestically and $863.4 worldwide.
Guardians of the Galaxy currently has an 85.6 ComicBook.com Composite Score, the fifth highest ComicBook.com Composite Score of any comic book movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy also has a 4.10 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, making it the ninth highest rated comic book movie among ComicBook.com users.
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