Chris Pratt Memes Erupt Over 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Game's Star Lord

Marvel fans erupted on social media after a first look at the new Guardians of the Galaxy game was unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Exhibition (E3).

The Square Enix video game gave fans a glimpse of the central character, Peter Quill, also known as the Star Lord.

However, it was only the character's features that caught the attention of many, with fans admitting they couldn't help but notice the lack of resemblance to Chris Pratt.

Pratt has become synonymous with the character he famously brought to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time in 2014, in Guardians of the Galaxy. He has since portrayed him in a string of films, including Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

The new game pulls its inspiration from the comic book characters, rather than the films, which is evident in the Star Lord's blonde locks.

Fans flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on the character's appearance, with many admitting they're too used to associating Quill with Pratt.

User @TheJWittz shared an image of the character from the game's trailer, adding: "I'm too used to Chris Pratt #E32021."

One user responded with an image of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier character John Walker grimacing. In the show, Walker first takes up the reins as Captain America, but is seen as a colossal let down by original Captain America Steve Rogers' friends Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson.

Sharing a GIF of Pratt as Quill when he makes an obscene gesture, @MarcusLongfella wrote: "Guardians game has some promise, if I can get over Starlord not being Chris Pratt."

Chris Pratt when he sees they replaced him as Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy video game #E32021

— BLURAYANGEL (@blurayangel) June 14, 2021

"Chris Pratt when he sees they replaced him as Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy video game #E32021," @blurayangel shared, alongside a GIF of Pratt's character crying.

The reaction is nothing new as fans previously expressed the same thoughts when the Marvel's Avengers game was released.

Referencing the game, @jj_mason wrote: "It's weird how everyone in the Avengers game looks like a failed Chris Pratt clone and Star Lord looks like a failed Chris Evans clone."

Meanwhile, some people said that they preferred the decision to not make Quill resemble Pratt.

After praising the game, @StevenImpson added: "(A minor note - I really love that they're not using MCU designs for the game either. They're comic characters, they don't have to look like Chris Pratt. I'm glad this team can play around with the characters without DisneyMarvel imposing actor lookalike models)."

"Everyone is upset that star lord doesn't look like Chris Pratt in the new GOTG game, but I actually like it," @sugarhighsketch added. "It looks like they combined the character designs from the movie and the comics!"

The new game is set to only allow players to navigate as the Star Lord himself and will feature favorite characters from the comics, including Groot, Gamora and Drax.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be available on PlayStation, Xbox and Windows PC from October 26.

Chris Pratt plays the Star Lord
Chris Pratt plays the Star Lord in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" films. Marvel Entertainment / Square Enix