Chris Pratt Assumes The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Lead
Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 5 Feb 2013 Comments: 0
The extensive search for the lead role in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy has come to a close. Deadline is reporting that Chris Pratt has signed up to play ‘Star-Lord’ in the Marvel Studios film.
Pratt is a bit of an acting two-face. He plays the boyish fool Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation while moonlighting as a more serious actor in his film roles. He played the wash up baseball player in the 2011 film Moneyball and he recently appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
Pratt beat out a long list of actors competing for the role including his Zero Dark Thirty co-star Joel Edgerton. Pratt will play the Guardians leader who is the offspring of a human mother and an alien father.
Deadline describes the movie plot,
Guardians Of The Galaxy first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1969 but didn’t get its own series until the 1990s. Star-Lord (real name Peter Quill) leads a group of alien superheros who team to protect the solar system from an evil alien race. The good guys are from the future, and another dimension. In the comics, the Guardians worked with The Avengers, so there should be opportunities to use Marvel’s big franchises to help launch the new one.