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Pratt is Star-Lord

Pratt will play Peter Quill

By Robert T. Trate     February 06, 2013
Source: 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? 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


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jedibanner 2/6/2013 10:03:47 AM

interesting choice.

If Marvel can do what they did with Chris Evans for Captain America, they can certainly do the same thing with him, he can probably act in a serious way I'm sure.


Wiseguy 2/6/2013 10:24:20 AM

Marvel will make him a star like they did with Hemsworth who is now one of the more in demand actors out there.

I for one am glad they went with a relative unknown

axia777 2/6/2013 10:37:07 AM

Awesome.  This movie is going to be the biggest sleeper hit of the year.  I am calling right now.  It is like Marvel Star Wars.  How can that lose?  I say it cannot.

momitchell7 2/6/2013 10:42:32 AM

Cool bio.

ElBaz13 2/6/2013 10:45:51 AM

Agree Wise. Sometimes casting a big name can go to their heads.

I heard they had offered the part to Joseph Gordon Levitt (no audition, straight up offer) and he declined due to prior comittment. I like JGL but I think his star has risen and it might be difficult to secure an actor like this long term. Look what happened casting a big name in role in the past. Ben Affleck, Ed Norton and Nic Cage.

This is exactly what they did with Hemsworth. Marvel Studios (or Ken Branagh?) saw potential in him. He was in 4 movies last year and many more on the horizon. You could almost say the same for Hugh Jackman and the X-men movies.

I don't know if I'm in the minority but I really can't wait for this movie. It's funny how I read a lot of negative comments about the GotG movie here and some other boards and people wanting more Black Panther or Daredevil instead. I guess it's because these guys are less popular. I think just adapting another Marvel character gerts repetitive (the street scenes, NY city, a rich guy with gadgets, etc...) I just love the concept of GotG because it's different. Superheroes in space. How often do we see that?


wish 2/6/2013 11:02:08 AM

I like this guy, I love Parks & Rec so he's not really "unkown" to me or the people who watch but it's pretty cool to see him moving up in the world and getting into movies.  His tiny role in Zero Dark compared to the extensive physical work he did for the part are clear indicators that he's dedicated to his craft and he seems to have the right personality to be in an ensemble cast.

Good director, good first casting choice.......this film will likely kick all kinds of ass......

monkeyfoot 2/6/2013 11:29:52 AM

This casting seems fine by me. I've never seen Parks & Rec and only really remember him from Wanted as the best friend. And since I'm not familiar with any of this version of the GotG whatever Marvel does for casting will be fine by me.


redvector 2/6/2013 11:47:31 AM

 The GotG to me were less superheroes than more of The A-Team in space. With Star-Lord as a mash up of Hannibal and Faceman,  Drax as BA Baracus, and Rocket Raccoon as Murdock. 

It will be interesting to see how much of Peter Quill's bio that they use since it's pretty complicated they'd have to pair it down to make it work.

ElBaz13 2/6/2013 12:02:51 PM

I just want Gamora on the big screen. Badass scantily clad green chick.

nemesis1_57 2/6/2013 12:14:36 PM

Please tell me Anna Faris will no be in this

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