Deadline.com is reporting that Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball) has been cast has Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill) in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. MArvel has several other test screenings in mind but no one else has been cast int he James Gunn Sci-Fi picture.
Who is Star-Lord?
Marvel.com states: "Wrongly branded a traitor by his father Eson, Prince Jason of Spartoi fled the Empire, exploring deep space for many years. When war broke out between the Spartoi Empire and the Ariguan Confederacy, Eson summoned his wayward son home, but en route his ship's converter blew. To avoid a complete meltdown, and with his ship apparently slipping backwards through time, Jason crash landed in Earth's Colorado Mountains, his arrival witnessed by Meredith Quill, who dragged him from the burning vessel. As she nursed him back to health and helped him rebuild his ship, the pair fell in love. After a year, Jason was ready to depart; informed by his bio-comps that Meredith had just conceived their child and unwilling to endanger her, Jason reluctantly left Meredith behind, promising to return for her once the war ended, but mindlocking her memories, sparing her the heartbreak he felt. Less than a month later, Meredith married her childhood sweetheart, Jake". Read his full Bio here.
Guardians of the Galaxy arrives August 1, 2014