When Marvel Studios began building their cinematic universe they have the foresight to lock up their future movie stars to multiple films, removing the possible contractual potholes that could appear down the road. Now that Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a gazillion dollars fans of the MCU are interested in knowing how many films its star Chris Pratt is obligated to do. GQ got some answers.
"I'm tied to doing three more, or five more, Guardians of the Galaxy or whatever it is, you know, two more Guardians plus another couple...," Pratt told GQ. They go on to speculate that it "means he is committed to at least two sequels, as well as spin-off projects where his character will appear with other Marvel characters."
Which makes sense as most popular film series become trilogies these days and at some point you have expect Marvel heroes from space to join the Earth-bound heroes. That would make sense for the big MCU climax, Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2.
The week that GQ interviewed Pratt, he had just got back from a meeting with James Gunn in which the director "briefed" Pratt on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for the first time. "I got teary-eyed," Pratt said. "He's so f**king smart and peculiar." And it was only a briefing as even Gunn wouldn't divulge ever detail of the plot to Pratt because he can't quite trusting his leading man with that big of a secret. That's fine with Pratt, as he added, "He just knows me too well to tell me too much."
Pratt is soon becoming the biggest movie star on the planet, he intends to put his career second to whatever his son needs of him. Even if that means walking away from stardom to go off and get a ranch so that he can go bird hunting as often as he likes. After some thought he confessed. "I think I would do it and then three months later I would be tired of bird hunting and I would be like '...Guardians Ten?' "
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will arrive in theaters May 5, 2017.
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