Wednesday, February 6, 2013

And Star Lord Is… Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt has been officially confirmed as Star Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Pratt, most known for his comedic roles especially in the TV series Parks and Recreation, has also shown that he can handle serious roles such as a Navy Seal in Zero Dark Thirty. We should also expect that Pratt will get into at least something close to the Navy Seal fighting shape when he stars in this chapter of Marvels Phase 2 of films.

Star Lord, Peter Quill, is a human and the leader of a team that takes a proactive approach to protecting the galaxy instead of waiting for a crisis to react. The team in the upcoming film will include Gamora, the last of her species and a skilled assassin who in the comics was trained by Thanos (the big purple guy at the end of The Avengers for you non comic readers), Drax The Destroyer, a former human whose spirit was placed in a new body for the purpose of killing Thanos, Groot, a sentient plant being who can absorb wood and control trees, and Rocket Raccoon, a raccoon that was genetically enhanced to have human level intelligence and can talk.

Is it appropriate that Pratt be given a role where his costar is a talking raccoon? It will be interesting to see who will next be chosen to fill out the roster.

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