Director James Gunn has recently responded to a fan on social media calling for Marvel to recast Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and the MCU as a whole. The production for Guardians of the Galaxy part 3 has been quietly progressing for a while now. Meanwhile, as Gunn and his team are working on the threequel, there’s a growing call on Twitter for Pratt to be replaced in the franchise as Star-Lord.
Chris Pratt debuted as one of the original members of the cosmic team in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Before then, he was best known for starring Andy in the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation. Chris Pratt has played Star-Lord several more times, including in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. And now, he is slated to appear in both this year’s Thor: Love and Thunder and 2023’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Amid his confirmed return to the MCU, a tweet has gone viral demanding that Pratt be replaced as Star-Lord by Patrick Wilson for the rest of the character’s time in the franchise. The post caught Gunn’s interest, and the filmmaker decided to reply to it with a fierce answer.
While replying to the fan’s tweet, Gunn first questioned the basis of the request, “For what? Because of your made-up, utterly-false beliefs about him? For something that someone else told you about him that’s not true?” The director added, “Chris Pratt would never be replaced as Star-Lord but, if he ever was, we would all be going with him.”