The Guardians of the Galaxy Has a Leader: Chris Pratt is Star Lord

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Chris Pratt is Star Lord

Chris Pratt is Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, aka the human/alien leader of a rascally bunch of alien defenders of the galaxy. The Guardians of the Galaxy, if you will.

Chris Pratt in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Movie ImageWord from Hollywood has Pratt, who can recently be seen as a buffed up Navy SEAL in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” (he and the other SEALs show up WAY at the end of the movie in case you want to watch the flick just for him), nabbing the much sought-after gig of leading man in Marvel’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” superhero movie.

Pratt is also a co-star on NBC’s comedy “Parks and Recreation”, and also had a part in the doomed “Movie 43″, but perhaps he might not care for you to know about that one.

“Galaxy” is the first major space-based movie that will launch Marvel’s intergalactic storytelling that is expected to continue in “The Avengers 2″ and, if recent rumors prove correct, continue into “Avengers 3″ and a new Hulk movie.

If the ending of “The Avengers” are any indication, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, to be written and directed by James Gunn (“Super”), with Joss Whedon producing (and masterminding in the background, we’re told), will lead directly into Whedon’s own “The Avengers 2″ … and beyond.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” roster includes Star Lord, the alien Drax the Destroyer, Groot (a sentient tree), Rocket (a gun-happy talking raccoon) and Gamora, a female alien assassin.

Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book Cover

Via : Variety

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    He’s not a bad choice as far.as the look of the character, don’t know his acting skills really.

  • Juggernaut

    Decent choice! Now hopefully they cast Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Draxx!

    • M@rvel

      Oh god The Rock would be my last choice for Drax……He’s already in everything……….

      • Juggernaut

        Of the names mentioned he is far and away the best choice for that role.

  • TotesMagotes

    It seems early to be casting Star-Lord…… Iron man 3 end credits cameo anyone????

    • Juggernaut

      With any luck!