Guardians Of The Galaxy secures its lead

News Simon Brew 6 Feb 2013 - 06:41

Parks And Recreation's Chris Pratt is set to lead Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie...

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier set to start shooting in a few months' time, the next Marvel movie after that is arguably the riskiest in its current slate: Guardians Of The Galaxy. Due for release in August 2014, the movie is being directed by James Gunn, and is likely to have a strong tie in to The Avengers 2, which is the Marvel feature that follows it.

Right now, the casting for Guardians Of The Galaxy is slowly beginning to slide into place, with the news that the film's lead has been found. Taking on the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord will be Chris Pratt. Pratt, currently being seen on the big screen in Zero Dark Thirty, is also known for playing Andy Dwyer in Parks And Recreation.

With production set to start in the months ahead, expect more Guardians Of The Galaxy casting in due course...

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Good news to go with my first coffee of the day!

Bold casting is just what this movie needs! Haters will complain but not many people thought Chris Evans would knock it out of the ball park as Cap.

Am I the only one on this site that didn't like Captain America?

Nah me too, it was totally forgettable.

At least we know the tone is now going to be pretty light-hearted. I just hope he has the chops to pull off the action and drama too.

Wasn't a huge fan of the movie, but won't deny that Chris Evans nailed it, both there and in Avengers.

Awesome sauce!

I've not seen Chris Pratt in anything but that doesn't necessarily mean he's a bad choice. Once we get into next year it will be interesting to see how everything comes together.

I liked how it managed to be a standalone WW2 adventure - but also set up Iron Man 1&2, Incredible Hulk, Thor and Avengers...

he was grand in Zero Dark Thirty, so possibly dramatic boy

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