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Posted: February 5th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Zero Dark Thirty" Actor Cast in MarvelSubmit Comment
After a long search, Marvel decided to cast Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. The actor beat half of Hollywood for the role, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) and Zachary Levi ("Chuck").

Quill leads a group of alien superheroes 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.

The new movie is directed by James Gunn (Super, Slither) and is set to hit theaters on August 1st, 2014.

Source: Deadline


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minkowski writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 7:19:28 PM

Cool. Maybe now he can afford a razor and a comb.
cress writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 7:26:06 PM

He will lead The Guardians of the Galaxy. But if that doesn't pan out, they will become a cover-band named Just The Tip.

*sorry; that was a Parks and Rec joke; I'm probably the only one that got that (*hangs head)
KillerCOck writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 7:27:05 PM

hahaha! Half of Hollywood* that's jokes
BlackDynamite writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 7:55:51 PM

He looks like Peter Lord, I'm not surprised he got picked.
velocityknown writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 8:00:02 PM

@Cress

Not Just the Tip

Scarecrow Boat for sure.
velocityknown writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 8:00:36 PM

Also, this is a fantastic casting choice. This movie is very much on the right track.
cress writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 8:04:38 PM

@Velocity. lol
sleepingshane writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 9:08:28 PM

i liked the episodes when he lived in a big hole under a tarpaulin he's hilarious in parks and rec, good choice from marvel.
Ranger writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 9:25:32 PM

'After a long search...' --- how hard were they looking. This guy is in a movie just out.

Now... Nick Stahl, or ever Gary Colemen... THAT would take some heavier searching (especially Gary).
BadChadB33 writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 9:27:11 PM

Good for him!!
minkowski writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 9:32:34 PM

He sure is a scruffy-looking nerfherder.
The5thBeatle5 writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 10:10:19 PM

After finding out the news he rightly exclaimed: "NAILED IT."
boogiel writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 10:16:35 PM

I guess that since he did help kill Bin Laden so that already qualifies him for saving the galaxy? What an awesome hollywood's logic.
minkowski writes:
on February 5th, 2013 at 10:18:56 PM

$ + $ = $$

^^Hollywood logic.
Kurskij writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 2:23:43 AM

Saw him on Conan (show that is). Cool guy, good choice I guess.

Jakey Nightmare writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 2:24:26 AM

thats cool thet didnt cast some old ass actor for the part. like they did nic cage as ghost rider, or affleck as daredevil.
jdl107 writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 2:48:08 AM

"What an awesome hollywood's logic."

You have some funny logic yourself, Boogiel. Chris Pratt is most likely going to be recognized from ZD30 so if Peter Quill shows his face there's your box-office draw. Pretty sure that's the logic.

But, Mink basically said that with far less words. Actually only two. So, f*ck me, I guess.
The Derp Knight writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 4:30:48 AM

@Jakey
"thats cool thet didnt cast some old ass actor for the part. like they did nic cage as ghost rider, or affleck as daredevil."

Chris Pratt is older now than Ben Affleck was when he did Daredevil.

Besides the point - I like this guy as Star Lord.
velocityknown writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 9:59:45 AM

At this point, the Marvel audience is huge and built-in. They'll go see any new property no matter who the star is.
velocityknown writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 10:00:05 AM

Unless it's Punisher
AngryAngel writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 10:36:24 AM

Only problem if anyone chooses Chris Pratt is I'll never take him seriously after his work on parks and rec. I quick shave would help I suppose.
mariachi writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 11:56:00 AM

Very happy for him but I really hope this doesn't interfer with his time on Parks and Rec - One of the funniest characters in prime-time.
Bunny X writes:
on February 6th, 2013 at 12:14:11 PM

Whoever Pratt's agent / manager is deserves a standing ovation. He's lining this guy up for a good run of roles that'll bring in some good $$.

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