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

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 5, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 5, 2013 |

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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