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Chris Pratt is Star Lord. Parks and Recreation Actor cast as lead in “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Chris Pratt  Cast as Peter Quill aka Star Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

The long wait is finally over.

After sifting through a plethora of actors, Deadline have reported that a decision on their lead for the James Gunn directed “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie has finally been made.

That man is Chris Pratt – can you say awesomeo?

The right man for the job?

I love Chris Pratt. His character in the awesome Parks and Recreation is fantastic. Hilarious and loveable all at the same time.

But will he have what it takes to portray Peter Quill aka Star Lord?

My answer is yes. Quill is a Mal Reynolds type character in the sense he has a sense of humour at all the wrong times, but can be damn well deadly serious when he needs to be. At least that’s what the comic book version of the character is like and judging by this casting choice and the preferences of director James Gunn, I have no doubt the script paints a similar picture of the character.

Despite playing the lovable fool Andy in Parks and Recreation, Pratt’s performances in Kaythryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and Bennett Miller’s Moneyball were no less than awesome and pretty established himself as serious player.

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And James Gunn sure as hell knows he’s got the right man for the job, reportedly considering a good number actors for the role, including Jim Sturgess, Zachary Levi, Eddie Redmayne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

At this point, I don’t think anybody can argue they have the wrong man for the job.

What do you think?

Do you think Pratt is the man for the job? Are you looking forward to watching “Guardians of the Galaxy”? Let me know what you think in the comments below – it’d be awesome to hear your opinion!

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