Chris Pratt Breaks Silence on Potential DC Superhero Role With James Gunn

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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As James Gunn's DCU is poised to introduce DC heroes played by new actors, a key MCU veteran addressed the possibility of jumping ship to the world of the Justice League. 

Gunn's takeover of DC led many to speculate which cast member from the MCU's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise could join him in the DCU, and one of them is Chris Pratt. 

The director already hinted that Star-Lord actor Chris Pratt, along with several of the other Guardians of the Galaxy stars, will "probably" join the DCU.

This remark led to different theories on which DC character the actor would portray, with some speculating that he could portray Booster Gold or Guy Gardner. 

Chris Pratt Responds to Joining James Gunn's DCU

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Speaking in an exclusive interview with Comic Book Resources (CBR), Chris Pratt, who portrays the MCU's Peter Quill aka Star-Lord from James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, talked about potentially joining the DCU. 

While Pratt pointed out that Gunn hasn't offered him any parts in the rebooted universe yet, the Jurassic World star admitted that he would answer the phone if the DC Studios head decides to call him for a part. 

Pratt also noted that he will "let the fans" tell him which character they would like him to play in the DCU:

"As far as DC characters pan, I don't know. I will let the fans tell me what they would want me to do. I don't have anything official to announce. I haven't spoken to James Gunn in any capacity to where he's offered me anything like that. But listen, I love the guy. You know, he's one of my best friends. I totally believe in him. And if he calls me, I am answering."

Is Chris Pratt Done as the MCU’s Star-Lord?

Chris Pratt's latest comments may hint that his time as the MCU's Star-Lord could soon end in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. While the character's fate is unknown after the threequel, it's possible that Peter Quill might die or retire when the credits roll, especially after director James Gunn teased a major death in Vol. 3

If so, Pratt's remark could serve as his own way of teasing that he is in talks with DC Studios for a potential role in the DCU. 

Although he is playing coy with his comments, Pratt could soon join forces with Gunn for another round of heroics on the big screen. 

More so, the DCU's fresh slate also allows Pratt to portray a fresh and unique character that would set him apart from his Star-Lord persona in the MCU. 

From Booster Gold to Hal Jordan, the possibilities are endless for the actor in the wider DC universe.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to premiere in theaters on May 5.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.