The Marvel Cinematic Universe will likely look very different 20 years from now, both in terms of characters and the people playing them. That might not be the case though for Chris Pratt's Star-Lord.
As the leader of the ragtag Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt has become one of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe, as well as one of the premiere Hollywood talents. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Pratt was asked if he could see himself playing the character in 20 years. "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" said Pratt. "I'm sure eventually there will be more incarnations of the Guardians of the Galaxy… There's going to be lot 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."
"I think Quill is always going to be in the lexicon, whether I get to play him the whole time" said Pratt. "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."
It's hard to envision anyone stepping into the part after Pratt leaves, but the good news is that doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon.
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Next up for Marvel is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
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