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Marvel's Next New Action Superhero Will Be Played by Bert Macklin

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 5, 2013 | Comments ()

Yes. Believe it. Chris Pratt has joined the ranks of Robert Downey, Jr. Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and the bland-looking blonde guy who plays Captain America as one of the comic-book studio's superheroes. Pratt has nabbed the lead in Guardians of the Galaxy, ahead of Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne. JGL was at one time up for the role, too.

Pratt will play the anti-hero Star-Lord, aka Peter Quill, an "asshole" who leads a group of alien superheros who team to protect the solar system from an evil alien race. The good guys are from an alternate dimension in the future. Apparently, the Guardians have also had some crossover with The Avengers, so I'm sure there will be some more intersection down the line. How we will live for the day when Chris Pratt and Thor crush beer cans on their head together. In a pick-up situation at a bar, who would be the wing man?

These are important questions.


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  • Lbeees


  • John G.

    Does it make me gay if I want to lick those abs? Just two dudes lickin' abs aint a big deal is it?

  • Mrs. Julien

    It wasn't gay until it was two dudes. Unrequited licking, totally straight, but mutual tonguing, that crosses the line, my friend. Can I watch?

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Chris Pratt in underpants! Yay!

  • Annie Lockyer

    I'm sorry but there is no way Andy Dwyer is spelling it "Bert" and not "Burt" in his imagination. I'm positive of this.

  • Kirbyjay

    I was thinking that Bert Macklin was the 90 year old actor guy who looked like a bird, but on rethink, it was Burt Mustin....I think......

    Gotta google
    Yup, Burt Mustin

  • Annie Lockyer

    Burt macklin is Andy dwyers fictional alter ego on Parks and Recreation, an uber manly heroic figment of his imagination that he would have most certainly named after Burt Reynolds and not the guy who was roommates with Ernie. I'm just saying. I would bet money.

  • Ben

    Holy shit, This is what I never knew I always wanted!

  • John W

    This means that Aubrey Plaza absolutely has to play Gamora.

  • Wembley

    Anyone else see E.T. in his abs?

  • Jez

    Doesn't this movie have a stupid fucking raccoon in it? And a space dog?

  • sean

    Don't forget the tree, named GROOT.

  • John W

    The comic book does. Whether or not the movie does remains to be seen. But all indications are that Rocket Racoon will be in it, possibly voiced by either Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler.

  • BendinIntheWind

    "the bland-looking blonde guy who plays Captain America"?? I think you mean "the hilariously drunk trainwreck from Doug Loves Movies".

  • Ben

    I think he means 'my future gay husband' I don't get the love for Hemsworth but I would go gay in a second for Evans.

  • BendinIntheWind

    Why choose? Pratt, Evans, Hemsworth. So many delicious Chris'...

  • Ben

    Man I don't know, there is just something about Evans, in all his roles and then there is this interview where the lady interviewing him basically falls in love with him and they spend a week together hanging out and she meets his parents, and... man just *swoon*

  • He's the best thing about "Not Another Teen Movie," too.

  • emmelemm

    I think he means "the funny one in The Losers".

  • Jerce

    ...and the bland-looking blonde guy who plays Captain America...

    HEY. Chris Evans was great as Captain America and I am quite fond of him.


  • Hello.

  • Drake

    you mean, Hellloooo Nurse!

  • David Sorenson

    Wouldn't it be "murse?"

  • foolsage

    A murse is a bag for a man; a male purse.

    A man who's a nurse is a nurse. Just a nurse.

    A nurse is a nurse first, in shirts or in skirts.

    So whether he's swinging at half or ten hertz, don't piss off a nurse with the murse cause it hurts.

  • David Sorenson


  • AudioSuede

    Poor Nathan Fillion. If he can't get the lead in a *James* Gunn movie (fixed, because I'm the worst), he's never going to get a superhero franchise.

  • duckandcover

    He's forever Hal Jordan in the animated DC movies to me.

  • sean

    We can still hope for Ant Man

  • BWeaves

    I liked your typo even better. Never apologize.

  • AudioSuede

    I'm the worst.

  • VonnegutSlut

    I would actually love to see Tim Gunn's interpretation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • jM

    Hm, I would think Tim Gunn's movie would be called Make it Work.

  • FrayedMachine

    I... I. Okay. You know. I might give this movie a shot. Especially if there's more shots of Pratt looking like that in it.

  • the dude

    fuck this is a geek dream come true, to see an unapreciated actor get famous in a mainstream role and then we can say, 'I've knowk him sincce the beginning!!

  • Pinky McLadybits

    NOW I am interested in seeing Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • Enrique del Castillo

    Sad for Lee Pace, maybe if they eventually add Jack Flag to the roster in a sequel he'll get it. Still, I love thant Andy is going to be a superhero, this is great!

  • I only want good things for Chris Pratt, but I was really pulling for Lee Pace.

    However, at least Macklin's on the case. He is with the f*cking FBI.

  • Tinkerville

    I wonder if we'll get a cameo from his brother, Kip Hackman.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I will die laughing if there's a random throwaway line where he just yells at some guy named Kyle.

  • Shut up, Kyle!

  • Morgan

    No Lee Pace is always a sad thing :(

  • Erin S

    Wha- how- I-...Whoa.

  • emmelemm

    Apparently he got in shape for the Zero Dark Thirty role? That's my understanding. But yeah, DAY-UM!

    ETA: And when I say "in shape", I mean, "in ridiculous super-hero shape".

  • Puddin

    I hear ya, sister.

  • Samantha Klein

    BOO. Lee Pace needs to get in on some of this superhero action, dammit.

  • I. Am. So. Excited.

    NOW: who's playing Rocket Raccoon?

  • foolsage

    Possibly Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey; their names were floated recently for Groot and/or Rocket Racooon. I can't say how serious it is, and honestly I'm not sure what I think about the casting. Jim has some decent dramatic chops (loved him in The Truman Show) but Adam... well, I just dunno.

  • David Sorenson

    The idea of this makes me angry beyond any measure.

  • VonnegutSlut

    Is it Michael Rooker yet? Or is he just Sean Young-ing for it like she did when she hijacked a golf cart and rode around the studio back lot while wearing a unitard & declaring herself Catwoman?

    Or as Michael Rooker calls that: Tuesday.

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