The search is finally over! Chris Pratt, who recently appeared in Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar nominated Zero Dark Thirty, has signed up to play 'Star-Lord' in Marvel Studios and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Hit the jump for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/5/2013

Deadline reports that Chris Pratt will play 'Star-Lord' in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. He beat co-star Joel Edgerton and the likes of Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston to nab this lead role. The actor recently bulked up considerably in order to play one of the heroic Navy Seals in Academy Award nominated movie Zero Dark Thirty. He also impressed critics as 'Scott Hatteberg' in Moneyball and has tacked comedy in the likes of Parks and Recreation, The Five-Year Engagement and Movie 43. Are you pleased with Marvel's decision? Sound off with your thoughts below!

Source: Deadline
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jazzman - 2/5/2013, 12:45 PM
hold on Chris Pratt the guy is married to Anna Faris. also he did voice work for The Batman animated series and also Ben 10 lol
DaenerysTargaryen - 2/5/2013, 12:46 PM
Dude needs to get sexy in order for me to care
jazzman - 2/5/2013, 12:48 PM
this makes me laugh both Cap 2 and GOTG has all these rumour casting for the roles and none of them are the ones that been casted for the movie.
WolvieCBM - 2/5/2013, 12:49 PM
Very interesting choice! He was great in Zero Dark 30 and Moneyball.
TonyChu - 2/5/2013, 12:53 PM
Andy from Parks and Rec? I did not see that coming but I'm game!
bayouboyz - 2/5/2013, 12:54 PM
Rocket Racoon hopefully is next to be cast. Since Marvel is picking actors that we did not know were in the running,maybe we will actually see or at least hear Charlie Day voice Rocket Racoon.
RorMachine - 2/5/2013, 12:55 PM
He left no impression on me in ZD30 whatsoever, as all he did was smile, throw a horseshoe and shoot a gun. But I'm hearing good things about his comedy stuff so I'll look into it.
EdgyOutsider - 2/5/2013, 12:55 PM
I agree with Levi, it's meh. I haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty. That being said, he has never impressed me as an actor. He really needs to sell in the trailers and everything for GOTG if he is going to sell me that he is Star-Lord.
wolverinesfury - 2/5/2013, 12:56 PM
Could he lose all the jelly in time for the shooting?

EdgyOutsider - 2/5/2013, 12:56 PM
@RorMachine: He isn't all that great, to be honest. His comedies are meh and I haven't seen any of his serious roles.
jazzman - 2/5/2013, 12:57 PM
well he is a good choice he got the humour and serious acting style
TonyChu - 2/5/2013, 12:57 PM
@bayouboyz If Charlie Day is Rocket Racoon then I can die a happy man. That would be so hilarious.
jazzman - 2/5/2013, 12:58 PM

that pic is so fricking old. he lose alot of weight and he is ripped now
TonyChu - 2/5/2013, 12:58 PM
The guy is hilarious in Parks and Rec second best to Ron Sawnson in terms of my favorite characters on the show.
DaenerysTargaryen - 2/5/2013, 12:59 PM
Though...he did help kill Bin Laden so that already qualifies him for saving the galaxy.
KeefNCookies - 2/5/2013, 1:00 PM
Hmmm... I dont know him, so not much to say. Hope he does well
EdgyOutsider - 2/5/2013, 1:00 PM
@batz11: Actually, I can see Jason Statham voicing Rocket Raccoon. I haven't heard Rocket Raccoon speak before so, the image of him talking with Stathams voice just seems like a good fit.
KeefNCookies - 2/5/2013, 1:02 PM
El Oh El to both posts
ManofSteel23 - 2/5/2013, 1:02 PM
never heard of him,which is a plus for me,he looks okay
Asterisk - 2/5/2013, 1:02 PM
Reasonnnn - 2/5/2013, 1:03 PM
marvel72 - 2/5/2013, 1:04 PM
zero dark thirty was a good film,i'm willing to give this guy a chance.
Rhysno1 - 2/5/2013, 1:04 PM
Never heard of him, I prefer that though. I can go into the film with an open mind
JoshWilding - 2/5/2013, 1:04 PM
There were a lot of really great actors on that short list, but this is a great choice by Marvel. Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty are more than enough for me to be sure that he'll do a great job!
Jollem - 2/5/2013, 1:05 PM
never saw 0 dark 30 yet, but i didn't really care for the hurt locker

point break still rules, tho
TonyChu - 2/5/2013, 1:05 PM
They should just cast the guy who was Rocket Racoon in Marvel vs Capcom 3. He was perfect. And RR should have a British or Australian accent.
wallhead - 2/5/2013, 1:05 PM
Bargain basic
jazzman - 2/5/2013, 1:09 PM
i know this has nothing to do with this article but the music used for the new Iron Man 3 super bowl trailer. heres the music "Fringe Element Trailer Series - Courage Of Our Fathers"

darkjoker1 - 2/5/2013, 1:09 PM
ooo the funny best friend from The Five-Year Engagement really???? really him??? ok i will give him a chance but he's not star lord...-_-....
Nomadic1 - 2/5/2013, 1:09 PM
Might be a good choice. I like that fact that they didn't go for a Pitt or Depp kind of slash casting.
faver - 2/5/2013, 1:10 PM
Well this was unexpected
FightAs0ne - 2/5/2013, 1:11 PM
Glad to see a cast finally on this movie and one that I don't mind either.
Thanks for that @jazzman
1ncredibleJ0C - 2/5/2013, 1:12 PM
AmazingFantasy - 2/5/2013, 1:14 PM
[frick]ing yes

storyteller - 2/5/2013, 1:14 PM
That makes two Everwood actors to be cast for marvel movies.
gambgel - 2/5/2013, 1:15 PM
surprised Marvel went with someone less known. honestly I didnt know him.

Lets see if they cast some known actors for the other roles, because if not, not sure how they plan to appeal to a big audience without some familiar faces to the general audience.
Havensent - 2/5/2013, 1:16 PM
I don't know anything about this guy to care honestly.

He needs to get in better shape going by most images I've seen.
marvel72 - 2/5/2013, 1:16 PM
i want to know who they cast for gamora. :)
DanteSparda - 2/5/2013, 1:16 PM
Interesting... looks like they were looking for a very versatile actor, cant wait to know more about GOTG.
jazzman - 2/5/2013, 1:17 PM

your welcome
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