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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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Old 07-22-2014, 08:07 AM   #215
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Chunk of the prison sequence I saw at the preview:

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Old 07-22-2014, 09:29 AM   #216
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Early reviews are good:

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Old 07-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #217
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Chunk of the prison sequence I saw at the preview:

What's up with the creepy cyber implant scars on Rocket's back at 3:26?
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:47 PM   #218
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What's up with the creepy cyber implant scars on Rocket's back at 3:26?
Part of his backstory. I'd guess they'll cover it in the movie since they made such an obvious point of it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:35 PM   #219
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Most of the review tweets ive seen so far have were ecstatic for it.

I did find one today that said he didnt like it.


http://reelviews.net/reelviewsforum/...hp?f=27&t=7163
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:58 PM   #220
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Devin Faraci liking it worries me more than anything else.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:00 PM   #221
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Chunk of the prison sequence I saw at the preview:

Awesome.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:01 PM   #222
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Devin Faraci liking it worries me more than anything else.
yea, hes kinda odd sometimes. He was over the moon ecstatic for Pacific Rim. I thought it was good, but it wasnt some "Star Wars" type of game changer like he made it out to be.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:41 PM   #223
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The creator of Drax, Thanos and Gamora thought it was awesome.

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Just came from the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. With all the hype I expected to be a bit disappointed. It just couldn't be as good as everyone was predicting. And they were wrong. It's even better than everyone said. It just might be Marvel's best movie yet.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:06 PM   #224
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Most of the review tweets ive seen so far have were ecstatic for it.

I did find one today that said he didnt like it.


http://reelviews.net/reelviewsforum/...hp?f=27&t=7163
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.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:24 PM   #225
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So tired of the comparisons between star wars and this movie. Not all space operas are derived from star wars, people.
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