Uh oh. Someone call Robert Downey Jr., because the internet was trashing Worst Chris again.
Jack Black could replace Chris Pratt in anything that clown has ever been in.— Kayla Ancrum (@KaylaAncrum) December 2, 2020
Film fans have been noting for years how Pratt’s career began walking in the footsteps of Black, who’d made his name as a plump performer whose comedic skills were only matched by his rockstar bravado. However, Pratt went from Parks and Recreation’s Jack Black-like Andy Dwyer to misogynistic action-movie roles and homophobic ties. Yet how dare we note his aw-shucks schtick is less cute when he’s mocking voting in 2020!
Pratt problematicness aside, Black is a charisma bomb who explodes with humor, hotness, and enthusiasm whether in movies, in music, or on TikTok. So, naturally, fans began to compare.
Jack Black could have done everything Chris Pratt was in but Chris Pratt could never do everything Jack Black was in— bruh girl nation (@keanusimp) December 3, 2020
jack black is actually more believable as a sex symbol than chris pratt https://t.co/fWM2OLOkLm— La Dolce Mathur (@TheManish89) December 3, 2020
Let me leave this here as Jack Black is trending and for those debating about who’s better between him and Chris Pratt,— I double S AM🎩 (@issamination) December 3, 2020
Thank you for getting me into Rock&Roll 🎸🤘 #JackBlack pic.twitter.com/MMV7nNPqzN
Jack Black—handsome, hilarious, weird as shit, endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president— Lee Sova Claypool (@LeeSovaClaypool) December 3, 2020
Chris Pratt—disappointing, conservative, stopped being funny as soon as he got abs
Chris Pratt is kinda a cardboard person I won't lie. Jack Black is the fucking goat. https://t.co/byrcc926Or— Sull E. Clause (Comms Open) (@SullyBoy_Draws) December 3, 2020
jack black could do star lord but chris pratt could NEVER do dewey finn let’s be clear pic.twitter.com/I25lBivWXO— lauryn sage (@safetynetsage) December 3, 2020
A number of users—as well as our own Steven Lloyd Wilson in the Pajiba Slack—declared Black would have been a superior Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy.
STOP now i want jack black as starlord why would u pain me like this https://t.co/JGP7yhRPV3— fuck the DUP🎄 (@m3Iter) December 3, 2020
Jack Black as Starlord would have been so much fun pic.twitter.com/3iMPJiSuJ6— Turtle Dovey 🕊🎄 (@doveyreads) December 3, 2020
jack black replacing chris pratt as starlord is the best idea i've heard all day— salem (@spawnofscene) December 3, 2020
Can you IMAGINE Jack Black as Starlord I would never stop watching Guardians of the Galaxy https://t.co/swgcV96Fat— beth from total drama island (@SamFrangelique) December 3, 2020
Jack Black as STARLORD send me to that timeline immediately https://t.co/bJFhBRyqkz— hibiscuits 🌺 (@hibiscuitstea) December 3, 2020
Sadly, this won’t happen. It was not a coincidence that after watching co-stars like Chadwick Boseman, Tessa Thompson, and Brie Larson endure onslaughts of online attacks that were racist, homophobic, and misogynistic that RDJ and company FINALLY assembled to speak out because an online poll declared Chris Pratt the worst Chris. It wasn’t coincidence that days after this hubbub Disney announced Pratt would be in the next Thor movie. Disney has invested in Pratt. So, we’re stuck with this dude for at least another Phase. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for all the star(lord) power of Black somewhere else in the MCU.
Twitter had ideas.
Not only could jack Black replace Chris Pratt, he'd have been a great Wolverine don't @ me pic.twitter.com/6fTfYeftz0— ☭2016 Never Ended☭ (@cranstonl1972) December 3, 2020
I want to see Jack Black play Wilson Fisk in the MCU.— Jolly Jake 🎅🏻 (@DarrWars) December 3, 2020
let jack black play hercules in the MCU— Hana Kim-smas • 김하나 🇰🇷 (@_hanatwothree) December 3, 2020
Jack Black should totally be in the MCU as M.O.D.O.K. who insists on strumming on his acoustic guitar constantly. pic.twitter.com/BJtCRLycmF— HolliLoki (@HolliLoki) December 3, 2020
Jack Black is trending, and I'm making it my official stance that Jack Black is a gift under-utilized by Hollywood, The Holiday is a gem because of him, and he should been put in the MCU asap.— Leigh 🦇 The Batchild (@LeighTeetzel) December 3, 2020
For the sake of journalistic integrity, I will note there are those who think Jack Black has no place in the MCU and some who even called him “overrated.” I’m not posting such tweets because 1) they are few and far between, 2) I will not clutter this space with wrongness, 3) I pity these fools who clearly haven’t seen Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, School of Rock, The Polka King, The Holiday, The House with a Clock in Its Walls or anything involving Tenacious D.
I'm officially blocking people who don't properly appreciate Jack Black. pic.twitter.com/QaqiLvZZbm— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) December 4, 2020
Do you want Jack Black in the MCU? What character would you want him to play?
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