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Old 02-05-2013, 05:42 PM  
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Chris Pratt Lands GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Lead

Chris Pratt Lands GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Lead

After countless shortlist stories and rumors concerning who would play Star-Lord in Marvelís Guardians of the Galaxy, the search for the lead role is finally over, and fittingly the actor is someone who never appeared on any of the aforementioned lists. Deadline reports that Chris Pratt has been tapped to play Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, a character who was born of a human mother and alien father, and is a master strategist and combat expert who wears an ability-enhancing suit and pilots a psychically-linked ship. As Guardians features a cast of strange and cosmic characters, Quill was an important role to fill because he will likely act as the audienceís introduction to the vast, unfamiliar Guardians world. Hit the jump for more.

There were plenty of actors rumored for the role that made a lot of sense (John Krasinski, Zachary Levi, etc.), and Deadline notes that Marvel made test deals with Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Lee Pace, and Eddie Redmayne, but Chris Pratt actually seems like a perfect fit. His comic timing is excellent as evidenced by his work on NBCís Parks and Recreation, and heís shown his talent on the dramatic side with Moneyball and 2012ís Zero Dark Thirty, for which he also proved that he can beef up for a role if need-be.

Looking back on the previous shortlists and taking Pratt into consideration, itís clear that writer/director James Gunn is planning on injecting a good amount of humor into Guardians of the Galaxy. A rumor surfaced recently that Marvel was looking at possibly tapping Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler to do voice work in the film (one of the guardians is a talking raccoon), so Iím interested to see the tone that Gunn settles on for the finished film.

With the role of Star-Lord secure, Gunn and Marvel now look to filling out the rest of the cast, which includes the powerful Drax the Destroyer, a giant tree named Groot, the aforementioned Rocket Raccoon, and the female lead Gamora. The story is also rumored to involve the villain Thanos. Expect to hear more soon as production gears up to begin later this year. Guardians of the Galaxy will be released in 3D on August 1, 2014.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:29 PM   #181
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Knowhere looks pretty cool.
Knowhere hopefully means that Cosmo will be in the movie. One of the producers hinted at that in an interview a few months back.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:37 PM   #182
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:49 PM   #183
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EXCLUSIVE: First Review Of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Ė by El Mayimbe

This came in last night. WARNING: There are some light SPOILERS in this review so read at your own risk! I been hearing nothing but positive things about the movie. After reading this I am now totally psyched to check this out!
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http://www.latino-review.com/news/ex...-of-the-galaxy

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I can't wait for this movie. Finished Annihilation, reading Annihilation: Conquest now. Absolutely stoked for this movie.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:43 PM   #184
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #185
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I really hope this does well. It just seems like a hard sell to the unwashed masses. Even if it's great.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:48 PM   #186
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I hadn't read hardly any of the new GotG series, but I was looking forward to the movie. Just finished the Trial of Jean Grey and now I'm sad that I have to wait until August.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:49 PM   #187
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I really hope this does well. It just seems like a hard sell to the unwashed masses. Even if it's great.
I think it's going to be huge.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:02 PM   #188
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I think it's going to be huge.
I'm sure it will do well. Just looking at the summer movie schedule, the back half looks weak overall. Especially with Jupiter Ascending getting bumped.

As for its quality, I expect it to be inline with most Marvel studios fare. A solid double or triple at least.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #189
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:15 AM   #190
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I really hope this does well. It just seems like a hard sell to the unwashed masses. Even if it's great.

I do as well. And I would have considered this a hard sell to me initially, but I've grown to be excited about the movie.
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:57 AM   #192
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:03 AM   #193
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I read somewhere earlier that there'll be a third and final trailer before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 11) which is another movie I'm excited to see.
I honestly don't really think I want to watch the apes win...
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:04 AM   #194
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I really hope this does well. It just seems like a hard sell to the unwashed masses. Even if it's great.

Let's face it, the unwashed masses are the ones DYING to see it. It's the washed masses that need to get brought in.
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I'm glad that wasn't the first trailer.
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