Chris Pratt Makes A Sound Every Time He Fires A Space Gun While Acting

Even though Chris Pratt has played Star-Lord for four films now, director James Gunn says Pratt still makes a noise every time. he shoots a space gun.

By Ross Bonaime | Published

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For actors who grew up pretending to be their favorite superheroes, being cast in a Marvel film can be a dream come true. The idea of being a superhero is something kids pretend to be all the time, but only a few get to make this a reality. Despite having been in several Marvel Cinematic Universe movies at this point, Chris Pratt seems to continue to pretend he’s playing around like a kid, as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says Pratt makes “pew pew” noises when shooting space guns when filming.

James Gunn made the revelation on his Twitter, but even though you’d think Chris Pratt would have it out of his system by now, Gunn says it’s “one of my favorite things.” Gunn also says that Pratt doesn’t seem to realize he’s doing it until he points it out. Considering Pratt has already been in four Marvel Cinematic Universe films, one would think Pratt had gotten the hang of playing Star-Lord by now. 

Yet Chris Pratt isn’t the only actor who seems to have this predicament. When discussing her part in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Laura Dern admitted she said “pew” whenever she shot a gun. Director Rian Johnson said that you can even see her doing it within The Last Jedi. Dern admitted on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she felt like she had done right back to her bedroom when she was eight. Maybe that’s the same problem Chris Pratt has?

While James Gunn might be used to Chris Pratt’s “pew pew” reaction to shooting off guns in space, Taika Waititi could be surprised by this revelation, as Pratt is planned to reprise Star-Lord in Thor: Love and Thunder. According to Vin Diesel, the Guardians of the Galaxy will be part of the upcoming Thor film, so Waititi can be expecting more disruptive vocal gun noises. 

Next, Chris Pratt will be seen in The Tomorrow War, which is scheduled for release on July 23, 2021. In The Tomorrow War, humanity faces an attacking alien force, but scientists have found a way to “draft” soldiers from the past into this space war. The film also features Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, and Sam Richardson. First-time director Chris McKay better be ready for plenty of “pew pew”-ing on set. 

Meanwhile, James Gunn’s next project is The Suicide Squad, planned for release on August 6, 2021, and with the number of guns on set, surely Gunn is glad Chris Pratt isn’t in the cast. Gunn has confirmed that his script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been finished, and that filming is set to begin at the end of 2021, with the film tentatively scheduled for a 2023 release. Expect plenty of “pew pew”’s coming from that set.