CHRIS PRATT Gets GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Lead Role!
Deadline is reporting that Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty star Chris Pratt has won the lead role in Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Pratt will play the character Star-Lord in the film. Pratt recently slimmed down and bulked up to win a part in Zero Dark Thirty. Pratt is no stranger to comic fans. He has voiced several characters in The Batman and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien cartoons.
After a long search, Marvel Studios has found its lead for its next big superhero franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy. I hear the role will go to Chris Pratt, the Moneyball star who bulked up and played one of the hero Navy SEALs in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
Star-Lord first appeared in 1976’s Marvel Preview #4, as created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Steve Gan. From the moment of his birth, there were doubts as to his true parentage, and by his 11th year, he learned unmistakably that there was more to his background than that of a simple Earth boy, when he witnessed his mother’s murder at the hands of an alien raiding party. No one believed young Peter, but he became determined to seek vengeance upon his mother’s killers, and made it his lifelong goal to enter NASA’s space program, so he could one day reach the stars and deliver retribution.