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Old 02-05-2013, 06:42 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 08-01-2014, 09:55 AM   #256
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@ beach tribe's raging boner for Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. You have a one track mind, sir!
I was asking myself yesterday if I was sick in the head after realizing that I was giggling to myself each time Thanos ass-raped someone in the MCU.
Seriously, show me one character in any universe that stomps as much ass in one sitting as this guy does?






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Old 08-01-2014, 10:06 AM   #257
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:17 AM   #258
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Is that Ron Lim art? I always thought he had the best Silver Surfer.

Surfer was my guy back in the day. The battles he had with Thanos were always pretty great.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:35 AM   #259
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Yeah.

Best Surfer by Far.

Lim was great for a LOT of characters.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:47 AM   #260
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I wouldn't really consider that a review. The poster almost seems to take offense to the thought that something could be both serious and humorous at the same time. He also finds it unbelievable that Rocket could understand Groot (although Han Solo understanding Chewie is perfectly reasonable apparently). Maybe someone should have informed him that he was seeing a comic book movie. Or maybe he should re-watch Star Wars and remember that humor can be fun.
Rocket's special power is that he knocks over your trash cans at night and leaves garbage on your lawn.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:51 AM   #261
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I thought Cap 2 was the best until this one. They knocked it out of the park twice this year. This movie was much more like the Avengers, in that it didn't have the dark/serious tone of Winter Solider. I thought it out-Avengered the Avengers, better work by the ensemble, better written, and pretty amazing visuals.
The Avengers was ****ing horrible. This movie, will also be ****ing horrible. I mean this is a movie, starring a god damned raccoon and a talking tree. And people are loving this garbage. Are you shitting me? I'm tired of comic book movies. Too many ****ing nerds in the world these days.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:54 AM   #262
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The Avengers was ****ing horrible. This movie, will also be ****ing horrible. I mean this is a movie, starring a god damned raccoon and a talking tree. And people are loving this garbage. Are you shitting me? I'm tired of comic book movies. Too many ****ing nerds in the world these days.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:02 PM   #263
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Would a non-comic fan, like my wife, enjoy it? She likes the main stream type stuff but when she saw the previews for this one....she had a confused look on her face.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:06 PM   #264
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:02 PM   #265
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:04 PM   #266
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Would a non-comic fan, like my wife, enjoy it? She likes the main stream type stuff but when she saw the previews for this one....she had a confused look on her face.
I think so. The dialogue is hilarious and the movie never really slows down like many comic book movies. Not much filler at all.
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I . . . liked it. It was good, but not the masterpiece I thought it would be. On the way home, I figured out the four reasons why. I'll spoiler, just in case.

Spoiler!


Now mind you, that doesn't mean it was bad by any stretch.

Spoiler!

Most importantly, it was fun. I give it a B - not as good as the Avengers, either Captain America, or Iron Man, but still worth it.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:10 PM   #268
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The Avengers was ****ing horrible. This movie, will also be ****ing horrible. I mean this is a movie, starring a god damned raccoon and a talking tree. And people are loving this garbage. Are you shitting me? I'm tired of comic book movies. Too many ****ing nerds in the world these days.
Then don't come in this thread. You'll be happier somewhere else.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:13 PM   #269
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2...starring this stupid ferret above!!!! Voice by Christian Bale ZOMG!!!!
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2...starring this stupid ferret above!!!! Voice by Christian Bale ZOMG!!!!
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