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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 07-17-2014, 10:32 AM   #211
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Looking forward to seeing how Drax is portrayed. It's been awhile since I really followed the comics, but iirc, he was like a top tier powered guy. Strong as the Hulk, could fire power blasts from his hands, could fly, pretty much invincible...

Also iirc, he was "created" for the sole purpose of destroying Thanos, which leads to the question of is Ronan under the control of Thanos? Isn't he a good guy that teamed up with Silver Surfer, Beta-Ray-Bill, Quasar, and Gladiator? I'm sure I'm missing something significant....
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #212
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Looking forward to seeing how Drax is portrayed. It's been awhile since I really followed the comics, but iirc, he was like a top tier powered guy. Strong as the Hulk, could fire power blasts from his hands, could fly, pretty much invincible...

Also iirc, he was "created" for the sole purpose of destroying Thanos, which leads to the question of is Ronan under the control of Thanos? Isn't he a good guy that teamed up with Silver Surfer, Beta-Ray-Bill, Quasar, and Gladiator? I'm sure I'm missing something significant....
Drax lost quite a bit of his power in the comic before he joined the GotG, compared to what he was created with. He couldn't fly anymore.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:45 AM   #213
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Nice shot of the Collector on that UK trailer.

As far as trailers go, though, the first one has been the best by far.

Now just take my damn money so I can see this thing in the theater.
This. I will be out of country, so will not get to see it opening weekend.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:46 AM   #214
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I'm definitely psyched for this one. Just finishing up Annihilators now, have really enjoyed the Annihilation - Annihilators sequence.

Any reviews on the Marvel Unlimited service? Thinking about signing up.
I liked the service. its a great value considering how much content there is. I cancelled only because I had read everything I wanted to read. my only complaint was that it was hard to search and navigate to the exact titles. the search was way too broad
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