To celebrate Chris Pratt’s birthday, James Gunn shared a video of the actor eating a bug. Gunn and Pratt worked together on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. Gunn directed both installments while Pratt stared in the main role as Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star Lord). The two will soon be reunited for production of the third installment, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which is set to release in 2023.
Originally set to premiere in May 2020, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was delayed multiple times. However, Gunn and Pratt seem to have taken advantage of the downtime between Guardians of the Galaxy films by taking on a number of other projects. Pratt is currently promoting his new film, The Tomorrow War, which will release on July 21st and also recently filmed Thor: Love and Thunder with Chris Hemsworth. Meanwhile, after a temporary firing from the Guardians of the Galaxy, Gunn agreed to direct The Suicide Squad, which will be releasing in August. Despite their diverged paths, Pratt and Gunn’s friendship seems to have remained strong.
To celebrate Pratt’s birthday, Gunn took to Instagram to share a video of the actor eating a Crane Fly. In the caption, Gunn wished a happy birthday to his “lifelong pal” and revealed the video was taken when Pratt visited him at his house. The reasons why Pratt ate a bug are unknown, but he did reply to Gunn’s post calling himself a “mosquito-eater eater.” Check out Gunn’s post below:
The hilarious video is a heartwarming look into Gunn and Pratt’s friendship. Is it not surprising the two have struck up a bond after working together extensively on the Guardians of the Galaxy films. When Gunn was fired by Disney, one might have assumed it would put some strain on his relationship with the Guardians of the Galaxy crew. However, Pratt and the rest of the cast have remained deeply supportive of Gunn and welcomed him back enthusiastically. It is touching that despite controversy and distance, the two have kept in touch and have emerged as lifelong friends.
It is comforting that Pratt and Gunn will have another chance to work with one another on Guardians of the Galaxy 3. The pandemic and Gunn’s firing led to many delays and uncertainty around the film. However, now that Gunn has been rehired and a release date has been scheduled, things are expected to begin taking shape soon. Gunn revealed he has already completed the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, as well as the script. He also recently revealed that filming is expected to take place later this year, so more Gunn and Pratt moments will be seen very soon.
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