Chris Pratt is Star-Lord because of a future face-off with Robert Downey Jr says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said, in a press meet, Chris Pratt's future as Star-Lord has an inevitable face-off with the iconic Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr.
It is not unknown that the Marvel universe lives in the future. So, when Chris Pratt was entitled to play the role of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in 2014, his future was well thought of; someday he had to stand face-to-face with Robert Downey Jr’s iconic character, Iron Man aka Tony Stark.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige went back in time when speaking in 'Titan’s Marvel Studios: The First Ten years,' as he opened up about the real reason Pratt was chosen for the leading role. It was not just his talent as a superhero. "We always cast for the movie we’re making, but we also have an eye on the future," said Feige, adding; "So when we were casting Chris Pratt, we needed the best Star-Lord, but at the same time, we said, 'We need somebody who one day might go toe to toe with Robert Downey Jr.'"
Pratt has already starred in the past two installments of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and it's been 10 years since Marvel Studios launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe and began what has become one of the most lucrative franchises in Hollywood with an estimate worth of more than $17 billion.
Based on Marvel comic books, the studio created an ever-growing list of hit blockbuster movies under its umbrella, including the 'Avengers' series, 'Captain America' and standalones such as 'Black Panther,' 'Ant-Man,' 'Thor,' 'Iron Man,' and 'Doctor Strange.'
The most recent 'Avengers' movie 'Infinity War,' was met with mixed reviews and Feige went on to comment that on the "very first day of Avengers: Infinity War there was Robert, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and it was pretty amazing."
"There have been a handful of times in our ten years here at Marvel Studios where we have had to just stop for a second and pinch ourselves. That was one of those moments," Feige concluded at the tenth-anniversary celebration. As of now, we cannot wait for the eventuality of Star-Lord coming face-to-face with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and see what unfurls as they go "toe to toe."