James Gunn Teases ‘Legendary Star-Lord’ Project Set On Earth

The conclusion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 saw James Gunn end his run at Marvel Studios…for now. But he didn’t leave all of his fan-favorite characters hanging. He also set up a couple of things so that, even while he’s gone, there will be something to look forward to. And that is especially true when it comes to Chris Pratt’s character, Peter Quill aka Star-Lord.

The final scene of the movie ended with a title card that read “The Legendary Star-Lord Will Return…”, teeing up…well, something. A solo movie? A Disney+ series, possibly? While Gunn is unlikely to be involved given his DCU commitments, he says in the Guardians 3 commentary track (via The Direct) what he envisions the Star-Lord project to be…

“We always want to give somebody a little something special,” said Gunn. “And Chris and I, forever, have talked about how great it would be to be able to do a ‘Legendary Star-Lord‘ movie, a story with Star-Lord on Earth trying to adapt to the environment of Earth in the same way that somebody else might try to adapt to the alien environment of outer space. He’s a fish out of water in just kind of regular water. So I can’t wait to see it.”

Honestly, this sounds like an hour-long Disney+ special to me, not a full-length feature. But you never know. Marvel needs all the hits they can get right now, and people LOVE Star-Lord and the Guardians crew.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.