Avengers: Endgame's Josh Brolin Defends Marvel Co-Star Chris Pratt Against Online Criticism

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Safe to say, it’s been a pretty rough time recently for Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt. Coming under fire from fans all over the world for not participating in the recent Biden-Harris Marvel Q&A/Trivia session in addition to his political and religious views, the actor has endured thousands of toxic and harsh criticisms from nearly every fandom he represents.

Over the last few days, some of his most notable co-stars have come to his defense and opened up on how much they respect and love the Guardians of the Galaxy star from their time working with him. Another one of those stars has just voiced his own support, even though his character and Pratt’s don’t exactly have the greatest on-screen rapport.


In a new post on his personal Instagram page , MCU star Josh Brolin has shared his own picture and message in support of his co-star Chris Pratt through the recent controversy. Brolin included this heartfelt and hilarious caption with the post:

I just found out there is another good person to hate on. Chris Pratt. I met him years ago as he was taking over an apartment I was renting. He was bigger then, and he was really really kind. Then I worked with him. Again, he was truly kind: a stand up dude, negativity always questioned and positivity and honor was typically at the forefront. But, as I was looking around to find someone else to hate on during this rising domestic and global hate hand job that we are learning to give, I heard he was available. So Fuck You, Chris Pratt!!! ❤️❤️🙏 (Next victim step forward!!!!!!)

Brolin's full Instagram post can be seen below:

Josh Brolin’s message hits the internet just a couple of days after similar messages were shared by MCU stars Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo and James Gunn , all of whom have extensive histories working with Pratt in their Marvel appearances. As one of the more open actors in Hollywood with his fans and colleagues, Brolin seems to have exactly the same sentiments toward Pratt as he reinforces what a good person and friend Pratt seems to be to him.

This is yet another incredible message of support between co-stars, especially considering Brolin’s Thanos and Pratt’s Star-Lord are bitter rivals in their three shared MCU movies. Their verbal and physical sparring during the course of Avengers: Infinity War is particularly notable with Star-Lord unleashing top notch insults, but also taking the brunt of blame from MCU fans for unleashing on Thanos during the Titan battle. Thankfully, everything worked out well for him and his teammates in the MCU, just as everything will hopefully resolve itself for the real-world Pratt in the near future.

Chris Pratt is all set to return to the MCU for his sixth appearance as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.