Chris Pratt, best known for his role as Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has recently been rumoured to join the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in an upcoming film. These rumours have sparked excitement among fans of both Marvel and DC, who are eager to see Pratt take on a new superhero role.
Since his most popular film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, is set to bid farewell to the Guardians universe, the actor has made sure that it isn’t his last film where the audience sees him donning a superhero suit. Sure, it could be his last appearance as Star-Lord in Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the director behind the Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn, has hinted to fans of seeing a potential debut of Chris Pratt in the DC Extended Universe. Continue reading to learn everything you should know about Chris Pratt’s appearance as a DCEU superhero.
Chris Pratt’s Friendship with James Gunn Might Help the Actor Find a Way to DCEU
Pratt’s close friendship with James Gunn, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, is also relevant to the rumours about his potential appearance in the DCEU. Gunn has been vocal about his support for Pratt and his belief that the actor can play a wide range of roles beyond Star-Lord. Pratt. Speaking for Chris’s part, he also has been a staunch supporter of Gunn, particularly during the controversy surrounding Gunn’s firing and subsequent rehiring as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Given their close working relationship, and it’s possible that Pratt’s appearance in the DCEU could involve collaboration with Gunn.
And if reports are to be believed, James Gunn, in a recent interview with Empire, also stated that all the Guardians members are very close to his heart and they are like his family with whom he expects to collab again. Since James is now the CEO of DC Studios, his revelation about the close bonding he shares with DCEU members sparked speculation of James introducing Chris Pratt as the new superhero of the DC Extended Universe.
While Chris’s appearance as any DCU character would open him to various challenges, there is no doubt the actor would surpass them all effortlessly. His history with Marvel shows how phenomenal Chris is as he dons a superhero suit on screen. On the one hand, where Chris Star-Lord has always delighted his fans, they are keener to see which DC superhero suit Chris Dons for his debut in the new franchise. Contemplating Chris has already completed his part of production work with the Guardians, the actor is now completely free from his Marvel commitment and so is all set to take up DCU projects. Ever since James has vocalized his close friendship to media lines, it has given fans opportunities to pre-assume Chris Pratt playing various potential DC characters within the DC universe. Some include Booster Gold, Green Lantern, Shazam, The Atom, and Plastic Man. Of course, these are just a few possibilities, and it remains to be seen who he will play.
Booster Gold: Booster Gold is a time-travelling superhero who originally hails from the future. He’s known for his flamboyant personality and is often depicted as a bit of a show-off. Pratt’s charm and humour would make him a great fit for this character.
Green Lantern: There have been several different versions of Green Lantern in the comics, so it’s possible that Pratt could play one of them. Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner are all popular characters who have taken on the mantle of Green Lantern at various points.
Shazam: Shazam is a superhero who is a young boy named Billy Batson. When he says the magic word “Shazam,” he transforms into an adult superhero with incredible strength and powers. Zachary Levi has already taken Shazam in the film’s sequel, Fury of the Gods, released in March 2023, his performance didn’t meet fans’ expectations. Instead of him, it was Chris Pratt, whom some fans of the DC franchise found perfect for essaying the role. Pratt could seriously bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to this role.
The Atom: The Atom is a scientist who gains the ability to shrink down to microscopic size. He’s a brillaiant inventor and a member of the Justice League. Pratt’s intelligence and charisma could make him a great fit for this character.
Plastic Man: Plastic Man is a superhero who can stretch and contort his body in incredible ways. He’s known for his sense of humour and ability to escape sticky situations. Pratt’s comedic timing and physicality could make him a great choice for this character.
Will There Be Any Crossover Between the Two Giants Marvels and DC?
While Pratt’s fans want him to essay these roles, and they are way more excited for his DC appearance, a small part of the actor’s fanbase also hopes to see him reprising his Star-Lord role in the DC universe and add life to the most potential crossover between Marvels and DC.
Though we know it’s quite hard for both franchises to let the idea come to life, the close friendship between Pratt and James Gunn is certainly a factor that adds an interesting dynamic to the rumours, and fans will no doubt be eagerly watching for any official news on the matter. Regardless of whom he plays, it’s sure to be an exciting development for fans of both Marvel and DC movies. What do you say?
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