'Guardians of the Galaxy' is movie that feels like it's built on a foundation of interesting and bizarre creative decisions, but casting Chris Pratt in the lead role of Star Lord feels particularly inspired. Although known mostly for his comedic chops, we have a really good feeling about the 'Parks and Recreation' star heading up a team of science fiction superheroes, especially with director James Gunn at the helm. Pratt recently spoke with IGN about the super-secretive production, sharing details about the film's tone and his role in the cinematic Marvel universe.
Some weeks before 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 added 'Veronica Mars' sleuth Kristen Bell to its upcoming run, the long-running NBC comedy was announced to have an hourlong premiere set in London. And while the series will have its own reasons for hopping across the pond, the true genesis for the idea comes from star Chris Pratt's presence in the city shooting Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'!
The best thing and the worst about making 'The Lego Movie' is that there's never really been much of a narrative to Lego toys. You put them together, that's it. So the film could be about anything. And from the trailer, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller ('21 Jump Street') have fun with that freedom as we see the crossover of Lego toys from all different franchises assembled... for something.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' cast a wide net trying to find the right star to star as Star-Lord (that's a lot of stars...). There were rumors that Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey were both being considered, so clearly they were looking for someone who was believable as an action hero and who also had some comedic chops. Marvel has finally found their man and it is 'Parks and Recreation' star Chris Pratt.