After Wrapping Guardians 3, Chris Pratt Shares Sweet Way His Family Welcomed Him Home

Chris Pratt looking at the Guardians as Star-Lord in Thor: Love and Thunder
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is chock full of franchises, but a few stand out as fan favorites. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely in that category, with the cosmic heroes immediately connecting with moviegoers back in 2014. The cast and crew recently wrapped Guardians 3, with Chris Pratt sharing the sweet way his family welcomed him home.

Actor Chris Pratt became a superhero in the first Guardians movie, with Star-Lord also crossing over in projects like Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Love and Thunder. But Guardians 3 has the potential to end the story of the current team, so the stakes are high. Pratt recently returned home after filming the mysterious blockbuster, sharing on Instagram how he was welcomed back by wife Katherine Schwarzenegger and their family. Check it out below,

I mean how cute is that? It certainly looks like Chris Pratt got a warm welcome after returning home from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And considering how emotional the movie is being teased to be by James Gunn and the cast, this extra bit of love might have arrived at the right time for the Parks & Rec alum. We’ll just wait and see if/when the tears will start flowing once the highly anticipated blockbuster arrives.

This post is sure to go viral, as the public definitely has an active interest in Chris Pratt’s home life. After he and ex-wife Anna Faris split up, Pratt would go on to marry Katherine Schwarzenegger. What’s more, the pair welcomed their first child together back in August of 2020. And they’re expecting another baby on the way, which presumably made her famous father Arnold Schwarzengger very happy.

Being an actor has some challenges, and one of the biggest is being away from home. Chris Pratt understands this all too well, especially after the extended shoot for Jurassic World: Dominion. Pratt once again had to get into a bubble for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, although it’s clear that there’s a lot of love shared between the cast and crew. And with the upcoming threequel seemingly ending the current team’s story, smart money says they were especially glad to be spending time together. 

While fans are eagerly anticipating the release of Guardians 3, the cosmic team of heroes will have a few other appearances in the MCU before that project arrives. First up is a role in Thor: Love and Thunder, with the first teaser (shown above) having a ton of footage of Chris Pratt and company. After that we’ll be treated to the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which will set the stage for their upcoming appearance in Vol. 3

While the contents of Guardians 3 are currently a mystery, smart money says that much of the plot will be surrounding Gamora. While she was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, the 2014 version of the green girl was “resurrected” thanks to Endgame’s Time Heist. After fighting with the Avengers she departed to places unknown, with the Guardians last seen in pursuit of her.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is currently expected to arrive in theaters on May 5th, 2023. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience. 

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.