One of the enticing things about directing a movie like Infinity War is the ability to work with so many different characters from a single universe that you normally wouldn’t. The Russo’s got the chance to work with a lot of the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, but when it came to filming Infinity War, it was Chris Pratt’s character Peter Quill/Star-Lord that really stood out to them from a narrative perspective.
Movie-goers probably left the theater with mixed feelings about Quill after he thwarted the Avengers efforts to defeat Thanos, but aside from Thor, he has really been going through some things in both Infinity War and Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While he does have a youthful and “Peter Pan” type spirit, he let the build-up of his emotions get the best of him come Infinity War and fans can’t fault him for finally breaking.
Quill was one of the heroes that fell victim to Thanos’ snap so it’s uncertain how his decision will play into Avengers 4, and on a bigger scope, there’s still a lot up in the air when it comes to his own franchise Gaurdians of the Galaxy. With director James Gunn having been fired for old offensive tweets and no new director having been named as his replacement, the future of Guardians is also in a bit of limbo.
Avengers 4 hits theaters April 2019.