Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World 2 Co-Star Defends Star-Lord’s Actions In Avengers: Infinity War


Avengers: Infinity War ended with our heroes at their darkest and most desperate point. Despite the galaxy’s mightiest protectors having teamed up to stop him, the Mad Titan was still able to achieve his life goal and use the power of the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of the universe with just a snap of his fingers, including many of the Avengers. But who’s to blame for how things went really, really south?

Well, if you ask most fans, that’d be Star-Lord. If you’ll recall, Team Iron Man comes up with a solid plan to get the Infinity Gauntlet off Thanos’ arm at one point. It nearly goes off without a hitch, too – but the Guardian of the Galaxy emotionally lashes out at the Mad Titan after he discovers that the villain killed his girlfriend Gamora. This ruins the scheme and Thanos keeps his weapon, eventually going on to kill billions upon billions with it.

But does Star-Lord really deserve all those nasty comments – or at least, the jokes at his expense – that have been shared on social media? Chris Pratt certainly doesn’t think so, and neither does his Jurassic World 2 co-star Bryce Dallas Howard, apparently.

In a recent interview with, the reporter told the actors that he doesn’t blame Star-Lord for what happened in Infinity War. Of course, Pratt was thrilled to hear this, saying,”Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate that.” Howard chimed in as well, pointing out that “there was a villain in that and his name was Thanos.” And to be honest, she does have a point.

I mean, the Mad Titan is certainly the cause of all the death and destruction in the film and the blame should fall entirely on him. Did Peter Quill make a stupid mistake? Sure, but as Pratt explained the other day, his actions were totally in line with his character.

“Look – the guy watched his mother die, he watched as his father-figure died in his arms, he was forced to kill his own biological father. And now has suffered the loss of the love of his life. So I think he reacted in a way that’s very human, and I think the humanity of the Guardians of the Galaxy is what sets them apart from other superheroes. I think if we did it a hundred times I wouldn’t change a thing.”

The actor’s right when he says that Star-Lord’s suffered a lot in his life. Gamora means everything to him, so to lose her would obviously result in him making an irrational, violent and very emotional decision. After all, he did the same thing when Ego revealed that he’d killed his mother in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Not to mention that Iron Man similarly attacks Bucky after learning about his parents’ deaths in Captain America: Civil War.

What do you think of all this, though? Was Star-Lord to blame for what happened in Avengers: Infinity War? Or do you agree with what Pratt’s saying here? Let us know by dropping a comment in the usual place.