Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2013

‘Moneyball’ and ‘Parks & Recreation’ star, Chris Pratt lands role of Star-Lord in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

The leading role for “Guardians of the Galaxy” has been rumored to set for a vast array of actor, but Marvel appears to have cast the role.

Deadline.com reports that Chris Pratt, best known for playing lovable goofball Andy Dwyer on the sitcom “Parks & Recreation,” has landed the lead role of Star-Lord in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the August 2014 Marvel flick being directed by “Super” and “Slither” filmmaker James Gunn.

Officials at Marvel Studios and representatives for Pratt have not yet confirmed the news.

In the Marvel comics, Star-Lord is the alias of young astronaut Peter Quill. During a space mission, Quill is chosen by an alien known as the Master of the Sun to wield the title of Star-Lord and an accompanying firearm that projects the “elements” of earth, wind, fire and water. Star-Lord eventually becomes the de facto leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, a group of heroes who protect the galaxy from deadly threats. The roster includes the aptly named Drax the Destroyer, brutal warrior-woman Gamora, sentient tree-creature Groot, and the gun-toting Rocket Raccoon.

Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on August 1, 2014.

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  1. ‘The Walking Dead’ star Michael Rooker joins ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as Yondu - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] as fans assumed 2014′s Guardians film would star the most recent incarnation of the team. Chris Pratt has been cast as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax and Zoe Saldana as […]

  2. Dave Bautista set to play Drax in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Vision confirmed in a March 14 article that Bautista joins Chris Platt, who will star as the group’s leader Star-Lord. Bautista stars with Vin Diesel in […]

  3. Marvel producer talks ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ and motion capture for Rocket Raccoon or Groot - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Victoria Alonso gave fans an update for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ after the casting of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and the rumors surrounding the other […]

  4. Marvel producer gives fans casting update on Groot, Rocket Raccoon for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] “Guardians of the Galaxy” is starting develop with James Gunn as director and writer, and now Chris Pratt is the first actor to join the project, signing on for the lead role of Star-Lord. […]

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