“Indiana Jones meets Han Solo.”
That's how Chris Pratt’s space bandit Quill - AKA Star-Lord - was described to us shortly before the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which obliterated the earth’s box office earlier this year.
And while the influences were clearly there, it didn’t take long for the character to become beloved in his own right, clearly abetted by Pratt’s boyish charm and unwavering ability to deliver a punch as well as any wry one-liner.
So, to celebrate the release of the wonderfully off-beat action spectacular on Blu-ray and DVD, we sat down with the actor to ask just what his favourite anti-heroes are. From modern gangsters to vigilantes and even cowboys - it’s a powerful list.
Oh, and heads up, Hollywood – he appears very keen for a studio to offer him the role of a wronged badass on a bloody trail of vengeance. Make it happen, someone.
Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on 3D Blu-ray and DVD