Star-Lord Is Going To Be A Guardian And Not An Avenger In Infinity War

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When Avengers: Infinity War arrives on screens it will bring together Marvel's two biggest teams, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, but if this is an Avengers movie, does that mean everybody is an Avenger now? Chris Pratt wants to be sure that people know that Peter Quill isn't going to change for the massive Marvel team-up. While there is clearly something Pratt wants to keep hidden, he makes it clear that the unique style of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star-Lord specifically, won't change for Infinity War. According to Pratt...

Peter's always going to be a Guardian. I'll let the fan decide that. I'm not sure what the right answer to that is, in case I give away too much. But it was important to us, going into this, that the Guardians have a different style. Avengers has its own tone but in a way that allows the Guardians to remain the Guardians, in terms of what they bring and what people will expect to see from them.

The newest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War shows Star-Lord alongside the likes of Iron Man and Spider-Man trying to put together some sort of plan. We see him with the other Avengers more than we do with the Guardians. On the one hand, seeing all the different team up combinations is a big part of the reason a movie like Infinity War exists in the first place. However, with this being the first time we'll see the Guardians on screen without James Gunn writing and directing for them, there is the possibility that we could see the characters lose their edge and become a bit more like everybody else in the MCU. However, Chris Pratt reassures Empire Magazine that won't be happening.

Having said that, there is something regarding Peter Quill and the Avengers that Chris Pratt wants to be sure he doesn't say. The idea that he'll "let the fans decide" might imply that, while Peter Quill will continue to have the style of the Guardians, perhaps he will find himself as an Avenger in all but name over the course of Infinity War and/or Avengers 4. It's safe to assume that nothing drastic will change in the character, as we expect the current Guardians to all return for the already announced Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but that doesn't mean they will not have gone through a lot before we get there.

Knowing that Peter Quill and the Guardians will still be the characters we know is good news for those that love them. We'll see how they interact with the rest of Marvel's heroes when Avengers: Infinity War arrives April 27.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.