By now, the cast of the MCU are used to keeping secrets about upcoming movies in the franchise. Well, most of them, anyways – Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo, we’re looking at you. Still, with Marvel fans searching for any clues they can find as to what’ll happen in Avengers 4, an apparently spoiler-free comment from an actor can quickly become a minefield for theories and speculation.
Take what Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright said in reply to a fan at MCM London Comic-Con this weekend, for instance. When asked who she most enjoyed working with on the two Avengers movies, the actress who brings T’Challa’s genius sister Shuri to life went with a surprising choice: Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt.
Here’s what she had to say (via Screen Geek):
“Chris Pratt was genuinely a great person. He would like give me bible scriptures out of nowhere and then do a dance and leave. He’s great. I love Chris Pratt.”
What’s curious about Wright’s mention of hanging around with Pratt is that she and the Guardians of the Galaxy star didn’t share any scenes at all in Avengers: Infinity War. While Shuri remained in her homeland of Wakanda during the film, Peter Quill was off out in space. This heavily suggests, then, that Wright’s experience with working alongside Pratt comes from Avengers 4.
If so, this reveals two possible spoilers. For one, Star-Lord will be resurrected in the next movie, after he was one of those to be turned to dust by Thanos. Sure, that’s not a massive surprise, but it’s still good to know. Furthermore, though, it also seemingly confirms that Quill will travel to Earth, specifically Wakanda. This should be a big moment for the character, as he hasn’t set foot on his home planet since his mother died when he was a child.
Of course, Wright isn’t the only Marvel star who’s let slip about a surprising return – or several – in Avengers 4. Sebastian Stan has also talked about filming a scene which involved just about every superhero in the entire MCU, including Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Wasp. We’ll find out how all these characters fit together when the much anticipated blockbuster arrives on May 3rd.