During Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt teamed up to prank guests getting off the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! ride in Disney California Adventure.
Chris Pratt Prank
Using what Kimmel said was $400 million technology, Chris Pratt was projected into a box at the exit of the ride’s queue and could interact in real-time with guests while pretending to be an AI. Watch the video below.
Pratt, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” writer and Director James Gunn, and other stars of the film recently appeared at Disneyland Paris for the premiere.
‘Once More with Feeling’
“Guardians of the Galaxy” focuses on a group of extraterrestrial criminals on the run who initially team up for just causes when they tangle themselves in a dangerous struggle between Xandar and Kree fanatical Ronan the Accuser. The first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film was released in 2014, and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” was released in 2017 as a direct follow-up.
“Vol. 3” is the long-awaited conclusion to the trilogy. A relatively unknown team of superheroes to the general public before this film’s release, the franchise is now one of Marvel’s most popular and critically acclaimed, with the first two films grossing a combined $1.64 billion, as well as scoring 92% and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively.
The Guardians have also made appearances in “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Thor: Love and Thunder” — plus a roughly half-feature-length Holiday Special on Disney+. They’ve spawned a series of video games, and are now featured in two Disney Parks attractions: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and Mission: BREAKOUT at Disney California Adventure.
James Gunn, doubling as writer and director, has repeatedly expressed his profound desire to wrap the trilogy up with the utmost propriety, calling it “the hardest thing I’ve ever done” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Once I started doing the first “Guardians” movie, I felt drawn to it. I felt called to it, if that makes any sense. So I feel very good [about Vol. 3] because I feel like I did everything that I possibly could to make this trilogy as good as it can possibly be. And I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I had all these people around me making it. It’s the biggest blessing of my life.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is part of Phase 5 of the MCU, following “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” It hits theaters on May 5, 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy at Disney Parks
As some of the only Marvel characters that Disney can legally use at Walt Disney World, the Guardians are featured in EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The ride replaces Ellen’s Energy Adventure / Universe of Energy, utilizing the same façade for guests to enter the Wonders of Xandar pavilion.
“Guardians of the Galaxy — Awesome Mix Live!” was a stage show previously performed at EPCOT on and off from 2018 to 2020. The show featured Star-Lord and Gamora.
In Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, guests can ride Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! This ride is a reskin of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Star-Lord and Gamora also appear for the street dance party “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Dance Off!”
The couple has also hosted a dance-off at Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris and at Tomorrowland / Stark Expo in Hong Kong Disneyland.