Guardians of the Galaxy
Feb. 06, 2013 | 12:43 p.m.
From coupon salesman to guardian of the galaxy. Not bad. Before “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a twinkle in Chris Pratt’s eye, he was busy becoming a square-jawed heartthrob of the WB. And before that, as he told Conan O’Brien in a December interview, he was a coupon salesman. But now, as the Los Angeles Times reports, Pratt has scored the lead role of Peter Quill in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Can he handle the superhero big leagues? Pratt has grown up since he was “Bright” Abbott on WB’s “Everwood,” He’s proven himself as a comedian (“Parks and Recreation”) as well as a dramatic actor (“Zero Dark Thirty”). He also married actress Anna Faris in 2009. Together the couple have a baby, Jack, born in August. For his role as a Navy SEAL in the Oscar-nominated “Zero,” the actor […]
Feb. 06, 2013 | 10:25 a.m.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your Star-Lord: Actor Chris Pratt, who currently plays the goofy and genial Andy on “Parks and Recreation,” has been tapped to play the leader of a team of interstellar superheroes in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a source has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. The film, scheduled to come out in August of 2014, will be directed by James Gunn (“Slither,” “Super”). So far, Pratt is the only actor attached to the project. The other characters on the team include Rocket Raccoon, a laser gun wielding raccoon, Groot, a plant monster from outer space, and Gamora, a female martial arts master. Pratt’s character is born Peter Quill, the son of a human mother and an alien father. In the comic books, he grows up to become a NASA astronaut, and eventually gets his special Star-Lord […]