Chris Pratt open to Star-Lord return

Chris Tilly
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord.

There’s been lots of talk about the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and now Chris Pratt has weighed in on whether he’d ever return as Star-Lord.

The third and supposed final Guardians of the Galaxy movie is now in cinemas worldwide. You can read our 5-star review of the movie here.

The trilogy started out telling Peter Quill’s story, with the self-styled Star-Lord losing his family on earth, but being taken in by the Ravagers, before forming his own family with the Guardians.

Vol 3 tells a similar story, but this time it’s Rocket’s tragic tale. Though Star-Lord still has an important role to play in the narrative. And Chris Pratt is definitely open to continue the character’s journey “down the road.” Even if those films don’t involve writer-director James Gunn…

Chris Pratt would return as Star-Lord

“It would be strange to continue Peter’s story without James,” Pratt tells Games Radar. “He’s done such a masterful job in the first three films. We really found the voice of Peter Quill together and without him, obviously, I would never have had this opportunity.

“He writes it, he directs it, he dreams up the music, it’s his imagination on screen. So, to continue to tell the story, it would really be important to honor what he’s done in the first three films and to honor what the fans have grown to love about the character and not simply do it because people might show up to pay for it, you know?

“I don’t want to be cynical in the approach and if that’s the case, I just wouldn’t do it at all. So maybe down the road if something makes sense I would do it but it would really have to check a lot of the right boxes.”

How does Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 end for Peter Quill?

We’re going to talk SPOILERS now so click away if you haven’t yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, or don’t want to know how it ends for Star-Lord.

Right – spoilers incomings… GOTG Vol 3 ends with Peter Quill returning to earth to be reunited with his grandfather. The final post-credits scene sees them eating breakfast together, and Peter slightly frustrated with his life back home. Then these words appear onscreen: “The Legendary Star-Lord Will Return.”

So unless that’s a joke, Pratt has already had the conversation with Disney, found something that “makes sense/checks a lot of the right boxes,” and done the deal. Meaning Star-Lord really will return.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is in cinemas now. You can read our review here, while for more on the movie, head to our dedicated GOTG page, or check out the below articles…

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About The Author

Chris Tilly is the TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Newspaper Journalism, and over the last 20 years, he's worked for the likes of Time Out, IGN, and Fandom. Chris loves Star Wars, Marvel, DC, sci-fi, and especially horror, while he knows maybe too much about Alan Partridge. You can email him here: