During an interview where he was promoting his upcoming movie, The Magnificent Seven, Pratt was asked who he would want his Guardians Of The Galaxy character to team up with. Here is what he had to say,
“Oh, gosh. I don’t know. I’ll have to leave all that to Marvel, releasing who’s going to fight what. Me personally, I don’t even know the right answer to that. If I say the wrong thing I’ll get in trouble by Marvel or by the fans. It’d be awesome – I would like Peter Quill to meet the Punisher. He’s not in the movies, but if I’m talking Marvel Cinematic Universe, I think it’d be cool for Peter Quill. Punisher was my favorite growing up so that’d be cool for me to meet him.”
It feels like Pratt just threw out the Punisher’s name. The idea of this duo getting together is interesting in the fact that it seems too far fetched compared to other heroes Star-Lord could meet. At the same time, the Punisher is the most down-to-Earth (literally) character he could meet. There are definitely arguments to be made for and against the meeting and why it would make sense.
Speaking of the Punisher, Netflix has recently just cast Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) for their series in an unspecified role. However, the rumor mill has been working overdrive and people believe that Barnes will be the main villain for the show’s first season. It looks like he will play Bobby Saint, the son of Howard Saint from the 2004 film version of The Punisher.