by: S. Scott Stanikmas
We all knew Chris Pratt was funny when he was playing Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation. Then he went and became an action star when he played Peter Quill, a.k.a. StarLord, in Marvel’s sleeper hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Ever since his GOTG success, it seems as though Pratt has been offered every new action flick under the sun.
Beyond the newest Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, and the upcoming Magnificent Seven remake, it’s not too clear as to what he has on the horizon in the immediate future.
In an interview with GQ, Pratt cleared the air and told us just what the future holds for him.
As far as Marvel goes, it looks like he may be in more than just Guardians movies:
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.
So if he signed a six picture deal (which is the norm for Marvel Studios to do with their leads), this pretty much says that he’ll be in other Marvel films. He’s already got the first GOTG down and the second one is slated for 2017. That’s two. If the second film does well then a third is a no-brainer.
The other one to three films, are pure speculation. Since Star Lord and friends inhabit a different corner of the MCU, it’s a little tough to see them dropping by on Iron Man or Thor any time soon. The two Avengers: Infinity Wars films seem like a lock, since they did take down Thanos’ henchman Ronan and discovered an Infinity Stone. He could also show up in the space-faring Inhumans or Captain Marvel. Or maybe he comes home and shows back up on Earth. Anything is possible.
In regards to other action franchises, Pratt was pretty straightforward:
Indiana Jones: (Quoting the article) The truth, as far as he is concerned, is that someone high up at Disney did mention to him a while back that they were picking up the rights to Indiana Jones, to which Pratt commented that his action-adventure card was fairly full.
Ghostbusters: “No one has ever even spoken to me about that. Never. I’ve even seen Channing a couple times. As far as I know, that’s complete bullshit.”
Knight Rider: “Knight Rider—bullshit. All of them.”
Now, even if Pratt had signed on for these films, he may be unable to say so and is just playing it safe. But he did say this in the interview:
“I have a feeling I’ll be tested and I’ll have to prove to him [his son, Jack] that he’s more important to me than show business,” says Pratt, “and I feel I’ll be ready to pass that test. You know, if it means not being Indiana Jones or if it means turning down a big paycheck so that I can go camping for the weekend, being difficult with my contract so that I can be let out, and it means the quality of the film goes down because I’m not there to give everything, then so be it.”
That tells me I can probably take it at face value when he says his dance card is a little full and he won’t take on anything extra. Pratt is well known for being fairly transparent in interviews. He doesn’t seem to play games, so I’d take him at his word.
But this is Hollywood, and if they can accommodate him…well, never say never.