You’ve been wondering ever since Marvel announced that Guardians of the Galaxy would be made into a movie directed by James Gunn: who’ll play Star-Lord? Deadline has the answer: Chris Pratt. And to those instantly thinking of him as Andy on Parks and Recreation, go see Zero Dark Thirty. (Or, for that matter, Moneyball.)
Deadline’s list of actors considered and, in some cases, tested for the role is pretty interesting — Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jack Huston, Lee Pace, Zachary Levi, Eddie Remayne, Jim Sturgess, and Pratt’s Zero Dark Thirty co-star Joel Edgerton. But if they were looking at Pratt’s co-stars, really, where’s Nick Offerman? If Ron Swanson can handle all the bacon and eggs you have, surely he can save the solar system.
Now, who’d make a good Rocket Raccoon? We have a trio of raccoons that hang out in our back yard and rip open our trash cans; I wonder if they have an agent….