Chris Pratt is currently one of the biggest actors in Hollywood thanks to starring roles in the blockbusters Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. Marvel is utilizing his star power, and as it turns out, he may be the driving force in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. At least, if we're to believe the latest rumors about this Marvel adventure.

Infinity War is said to contain upward of 60 Marvel characters. And it has already been confirmed that Star-Lord and his Guardians of the Galaxy will be part of the show. A new rumor claims that Peter Quill is actually one of the main characters in the most recent version of the script, and he plays a key role in the action.

Avengers 3 is going to be epic on a scale never witnessed before in any motion picture. As you can imagine, it will be difficult for the team behind the movie to find a balance amongst such heavy hitters as Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow and Spider-Man along with all the secondary superheroes that are coming along for the ride. With Chris Pratt's popularity at an all-time high, having recently appeared in the box office success The Magnificent Seven and with the sci-fi thriller Passengers coming this Christmas, this makes perfect sense.

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At the moment, any and all official details are being kept on lockdown. And it is said that this is an early version of the screenplay. It could change at the blink of an eye. Nothing is finalized just yet. Schmoes Know have this initial report, and they make no bones about the amount of stuff the screenplay currently requires of Chris Pratt and his Star-Lord.

The rumor is rather vague, though. The source behind the information didn't want to reveal too much more about the plot, which finds Thanos collecting all of the Infinity gems. The big question is, does Peter Quill meet the Avengers because they wind up in space? Or is Star-Lord called back to earth? The fact that Pratt's role is so huge is currently the only tidbit anyone can share about the sequel.

Thanos is confirmed to be the villain, but recent rumors also claim that Marvel's version of Death will be showing up, with Thanos trying to appease her with as many human souls as he can collect. And what better souls to obtain than those belonging to Earth's Mightiest Superheroes? While James Gunn has confirmed in the recent past that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn't tie into any existing Marvel franchise, it could very well use its post-credit scene to set the events of Avengers: Infinity War into motion.

B. Alan Orange