(Warning! Minor “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” spoilers below.)
“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” is just about as eggs-cellent as the first movie.
Everything down to the logo on Star-Lord’s shirt appears to be a surprise Easter egg or reference, but before we can focus on the new installment, there’s still one mystery remaining from the original. And Chris Pratt wants to get to the bottom of it.
After the first “Guardians of the Galaxy,” director James Gunn teased one big Easter egg that no one had been able to find. Since then, the conundrum has given the internet conniptions, with countless heroes failing to figure out the secret. Thankfully, Pratt wants to tell us exactly what it is. The only problem is he doesn’t know “shit.”
“[Gunn] won’t tell me what it is. I asked him. He won’t tell me. I’m like, ‘C’mon, man. Don’t you trust me?’ He’s like, ‘No.’ He thinks I’ll spoil it. He won’t tell me shit,” Pratt told The Huffington Post in a recent interview.
Yeah, not even Star-Lord knows.
Pratt added of Gunn, “He won’t tell me stuff. There are certain elements that he just won’t tell me. He loves to withhold information from me. That pisses me off so much. But I totally trust him, and he’s really smart too, because I would be blabbing all over the place.”
Pratt continued chatting with HuffPost about the stuff he could blab about, such as getting a “Jurassic World” meme sent to him by Robert Downey Jr., how he now gets his life advice from Iron Man, and why Star-Lord would get his “ass kicked” by The Avengers.
You said your shirt was an Easter egg for a candy bar. Is that candy ever going to be on “What’s My Snack?”
Oh my God. Well, if it does, I’ll give you credit, Bill. That’s amazing. That’s exactly what should happen. From my understanding, it’s a logo from a piece of candy or candy bar, some sort of snack, from the first movie; this space candy, maybe like these little gummy drops or something. James [Gunn] really loved the font, this made up alien font, and they ended up using that image on the shirt ... I pictured it as a guy who would wear a Reese’s Pieces shirt ironically. He’s like wearing space candy on his shirt. He knows that other people know what it is and think it’s funny.
Kurt Russell plays your dad in the movie. What’s it like playing catch with him and an energy ball?
It feels so great. It’s like “Field of Dreams” in real life. We had that moment, and they’re shooting it on a beautiful, big, 65mm digital camera, and shooting it at 60 frames. I’m playing like slow-motion catch. I’m playing catch with a dude who literally was a pro baseball player, like an icon of my childhood, in a film that was costing a couple hundred thousand dollars a day, and I was like the center of it. Honestly, I don’t have the words to express how cool it was.
Robert Downey Jr. sent you a meme of your “Jurassic World” character holding back the Avengers ...
Oh, man. That was so surreal. It was really cool. It is one of the many examples of what a class act Downey is. He is so great. On set, when we were working on “The Avengers,” he’s the captain. He takes care of everybody. He has experience in a realm that very few people on the planet do, and he’s open to share that for the benefit of me and other people who have that in common with him. That’s really cool because there are very few people I can turn to for advice in certain avenues of my life now, and he’s become one of those people. He let me know that immediately. He said, “Listen, you’re gonna have some questions, and I’m the guy you call.” It’s pretty fucking cool.
How would Star-Lord do in that position? We know the Guardians of the Galaxy are in the upcoming “Avengers” movies. What do you think about possibly bringing that moment to life in the future?
I know that the fans have really wanted to see the Avengers and the Guardians together. I’ve heard it basically since the first movie came out and was a success. The fans are gonna get that. I don’t know how he’d fare. Peter Quill’s not Thor. He’s not Hulk. He’s not a god. He’s not even a superhero. He’s a part of a family. He’s a part of a team, which is a little bit what sets the Guardians apart from the Avengers. So, I think he’d probably get his ass kicked, unless he had a lot of help from his team. He probably would always have a lot of help from his team, so maybe he’d fare all right. If it’s mano a mano, he’d get his ass kicked.
”Guardians of the Galaxy 2” hits theaters May 5.