Even though we will have a bit more than a week to wait until Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 is released, Chris Pratt is already discussing Avengers: Infinity War and his role in this momentous undertaking. In a series of interviews recently, Pratt revealed that he is nearly finished with filming for Avengers: Infinity War, and teases some very big changes for the Guardians in the upcoming film.
Pratt discusses filming his parts in Avengers: Infinity War as “really incredible”, and the actor went on to say
“It seemed like a dream, as so much of these past few years has felt, like a weird fever dream where you’re waking up and you’re not sure if you’re hallucinating or not.”
He also talks about what it was like to work with an actor the caliber of Robert Downey, Jr.
“Early on, James said that, when he was casting the role of Quill, he was thinking of somebody who was gonna one day be in a scene opposite Robert Downey Jr. He knew that character had that potential, that there was a collision course for these characters, potentially,” he explains. “At that time, that was really daunting to think of that. And over the past couple of years I’ve been slowly learning, and honing my job and my skill set for this job.”
“Getting to work with Robert, it just felt really really natural. He’s a remarkable actor,” Pratt adds. “I’d heard stories abut his work ethic, and his specific style of acting in regard to being in the moment, changing things up, keeping you on your toes. Essentially, it’s like playing with a great jazz musician or something like that. You kind of work on your chops for years, thinking there’s a chance you’re going to get a chance to work with this great jazz musician, and then you do, and you watch him go off on some solo, and you’re pumped because you know that after four bars you’re going to get a chance to come in and do your own thing, and you sit there and you make some good music. It was really cool. I felt like I was playing in part of a supergroup or something.”
In another interview, Pratt mentions the hopes he’s heard from the fans about what Avengers: Infinity War will be.
“It’s exactly what the fans want,” Pratt tells Postmedia Network. “I’ve heard over and over from people, ‘When are the Guardians going to meet up with the Avengers? I was never sure how that would happen or if that would happen, but then they announced it and called us and told us it was happening. We’ve shot most of it — my stuff — and I can tell you, the fans are not going to be disappointed. It’s going to be really freaking cool.”
The next two Avengers movies, Infinity War and a yet to be re-named sequel (or is it already named?) will be the culmination of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off in 2008 with Iron Man, and promises to be a massive undertaking which will unite not only the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, but is also slated to tie in Doctor Strange and possibly heroes from other Marvel properties as well.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Pratt says of the sequels, which are being shot back-to-back. “This is a decade’s worth of deep storytelling that all leads up to this thing.”
Last Autumn, while promoting The Magnificent Seven at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, Pratt described Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the “biggest spectacle movie of all time,” and went on to say
“Well, so far, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 still is the biggest spectacle movie of all time — that is all time up until now. But Avengers (Infinity War) is going to be a pretty big spectacle. I think you’re talking 40 heroes — that is a huge spectacle.”
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 is due in theaters May 5th, and Avengers: Infinity War is slated for release on May 4th, 2018.