Is Chris Pratt leaving MCU? Actor talks about his departure from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Vol 3
For the past many years, Chris Pratt has been wowing fans with his stellar performance as Star-lord in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film series. In fact, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has created its own cult fan club and grown globally to become one of the most loved superheroes. Helmed by iconic filmmaker James Gunn, the franchise is in its final installment with Vol 3 of the ‘Guardians’ film franchise releasing globally on May 5, 2023, thus marking the end of an era.
In a recent interview, Pratt opened up on how he is actually having many bitter-sweet thoughts about finally preparing himself for his departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It indeed is a bitter feeling for Pratt fans to bid the 'superhero' goodbye.
The actor shared about how his tenure in the MCU is comparable to Russell Wilson's time as the quarterback for Pratt's home football team, the Seattle Seahawks. “You want to be conscious and put a lot of effort into experiencing the moment. Like, this is going away. I want to take it in. You can’t take it in any harder than just being present to it. So I’m being present. The other day, Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, he got traded to Denver. He’s been with Seattle for about ten years. Which has been about the duration of this. I was like, Wait, hold on, what happened? The emotion around the last ten years sort of coming to an end. I was in the most embarrassing way, like, My quarterback leaves, so I’m gonna cry. It’s hitting me in moments like that," he told Men’s Health.
Discussing his future in Hollywood and how he doesn’t have any ten-year plan since he is uncertain about what’s going to come next, Pratt added, “I don’t actually know what’s gonna come next. You asked whether or not I’m cognizantly, intentionally turning a page. The page is turning. Whether I want to or not. Because the franchises are over.”
Meanwhile, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Vol 3 will see Pratt essaying the character of Peter Quill / Star-lord who is the half-celestial and half-human leader of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ that had been kidnapped and abducted from the earth as a child and had been raised by a cluster of alien thieves and smugglers called ‘Ravagers’. In the last two films, we have seen how his character goes through many changes and experiences all highs and lows as well. This time though, audiences would be seeing how his character has evolved right from the start till now.