A new Marvel comic has made it canon that Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy hero played by Chris Pratt in the films, is bisexual and polyamorous, and people are dying to know what Pratt has to say about it.
The story that takes place in the recently released comic “I Shall Make You a Star-Lord” shows the hero, also known by the name Peter Quill, chilling on a new planet with the two lovers he’s met there — one man and one woman.
Pratt has played Star-Lord in two Guardians films so far, with one more on the way. He’s also joined up in a couple of other Marvel movies, though it’s unclear how much longer he’ll be staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s also no reason to believe Quill’s bisexuality will come into play in any of the movies, considering how long Marvel films have taken to begin allowing any openly queer characters at all in their massive moneymakers.
Still, anytime a popular character is casually revealed to be a member of the LGBTQ community is basically a win for representation. But this particular reveal is fascinating to folks due to Pratt’s longstanding association with Hillsong Church, a Los Angeles megachurch that still believes homosexuality is a sin and shunned by God.
Pratt has rebutted the anti-gay accusations against his church in the past (while notably staying quiet on his own personal beliefs), insisting that Hillsong “opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”
But as anyone who’s ever been gay in a church knows, there’s a mighty strong difference between a church welcoming members of the LGBTQ community in an affirming manner vs welcoming them with the hope of leading them away from “sin.” And while Pratt didn’t bother to differentiate between the two, Hillsong has made it clear that they are a non-affirming church.
So it makes perfect sense that fans thrilled about Quill’s discovery about himself would soon turn to wondering what the actor who’s taken on the role for the past six years was thinking about the whole thing.
Unfortunately, none of us got to be a fly on the wall for THAT reveal, but the internet seems to think it has a good idea of how it went. Of course, if Hillsong really isn’t anti-LGBTQ and Pratt really isn’t anti-LGBTQ, there should be no problem adding some bi times into the MCU for Star-Lord in the future, right? Bring it on, Marvel!