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Monday, April 25, 2022

Will Marvel Replace Chris Pratt?


Chris Pratt's Christianity is once again at the center of a debate on social media, following calls for Marvel to replace him with Patrick Wilson.

The discussion appeared to stem from the release of a clip from the upcoming movie Thor: Love and Thunder on 18 April, which showed Pratt's character Star-Lord, also known as Peter Quill, giving his team a pep talk.

He was then seen telling them that if ever they felt lost, they should "look into the eyes of the people that you love," at which point titular character Thor, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, stares intensely into Star-Lord's eyes.

The clip sparked a strong reaction among fans, some of whom pointed out that Star-Lord had been portrayed as bisexual in a 2020 edition of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series, which Entertainment Weekly reported at the time.

While former Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt has never publicly expressed his views on sexuality, a host of Twitter users took aim at the actor, accusing him of being part of a church whose leading figures espoused homophobic views. He has said that is not true and that the church he attends welcomes everyone.

Sharing side-by-side photos of Pratt and Aquaman star Wilson, one Twitter user wrote: "Marvel. Hear me out. Just... replace him."

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