Director James Gunn has shared an image on his Instagram account this week from production on the first Guardians of the Galaxy back in 2014.
The snap shows Chris Pratt in his Star-Lord garb alongside supporting player Christopher Fairbank, who played a Xandarian called the Broker in the beloved Marvel movie. Gunn jokingly described Fairbank as “the Best Eyebrows in the Business” in his caption.
In case you don’t remember him, the Broker appears in a couple of scenes in Guardians. He owned a high end trading store on the planet Xandar. Prior to the events of the movie, Yondu had made a deal with him to sell him the Orb. When Star-Lord went solo, though, he tried to sell it to the Broker himself. However, having learned that Ronan was also interested in the Orb, the Broker was too terrified to by it. He later appears again when Yondu’s attempting to tail Quill.
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A hugely prolific character actor on TV and film, Christopher Fairbank actually has the honor of appearing in both the Marvel and DC universes. Back in 1989, he turned up in Tim Burton’s Batman. In particular, he features in perhaps the most iconic moment from the film. You know when the Caped Crusader makes his entrance and terrorizes a thief AKA the “I’m Batman” scene? The guy Michael Keaton is roughing up is Fairbank.
This shot also reminds of how far Star-Lord has come over his MCU journey so far. Peter Quill was once a nobody who saw himself as an ultra cool outlaw. Fast forward to the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, and him and his friends are known throughout the galaxy as heroes. Though of course, some fans don’t see him as that any more after a blunder he makes during the course of the movie.