One man whose star is very much on the rise is Chris Pratt. Having gone stratospheric as Peter ‘Star-Lord’ Quill in Guardians Of The Galaxy, he will follow this up with a starring role in Jurassic World, having previously also appeared in the likes of The Lego Movie, Her and Parks And Recreation.
Next up for Pratt will be the reprisal of the Quill role in writer/director James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, which he’s looking forward to. “I was very pleasantly surprised with the success of the first film,” says Pratt. “I’d heard from everyone in the press what a risk Guardians was, and what a gamble it was. I was secretly setting myself up for the movie to come out and just perform in a mediocre way.
“When it came out and did so well, I was very relieved. But I wasn’t surprised after seeing how good the movie is. I always knew that it had a good reach with Marvel; that if it was really good, that it was going to be really successful. Then once I saw the movie, I had a feeling that it was really, really good.
“It’s hard to judge your own project, but I was like, ‘I think that might be really, really good and people are going to talk about it.’ When it did so well… I was just really satisfied.
Regarding the sequel, Pratt says, “I’m hoping it stays in space. I’m hoping it doesn’t come back to Earth just yet. I want to open up the universe even more. I want to open up the cosmos and see even more imaginative and original worlds. I’d like to just see more of the Marvel cosmos. Hopefully it doesn’t end up with us protecting, you know, Orlando.”
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 will be released in cinemas on 28 April 2017. For more on the latest superhero movie news, pick up the most recent issue of SciFiNow.