Facial Hair Friday, #74: PRATT BLASTS OFF

8 Feb

I have been eagerly awaiting every tiny piece of news that comes out of Marvel Studios about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film.  For those not in the know, Guardians is going to be the followup to The Avengers and it will lead into The Avengers 2.  It will also  more than likely feature Thanos as the villian.  He’s the big purple space dude that you see after the credits in The Avengers.  

Sidenote – The fact that they are tying all of these movies together like they are a series of Saturday morning cartoons is the most thrilling thing in the world to the twelve year old that I still secretly am.

Anyway, the big piece of news this week was that they had cast the leader of the team.  The Guardians are made of several different aliens (including a giant tree and a hyper intelligent raccoon who loves explosives) and one human astronaut who ends up on the other side of the galaxy.  This astronaut is Peter Quill, who goes by the name Star-Lord.  I was a little bit worried about who they were going to cast because Star-Lord is the perfect combination of badass and funny.  And that’s hard to find.  But Marvel Studios knocked it out of the park with this one.  Your next Marvel Super-Hero is none other than Mr. Chris Pratt (and his fabulous beard).



I love Chris Pratt.  He’s my favorite character on Parks and Recreation, and there are some good characters to choose from on that show.  And now he’s starting to blow people away with his films as well.  With Moneyball a couple years ago, and now Zero Dark Thirty.  I feel like he’s proven himself enough that he can totally handle this, I just hope people that don’t watch Parks and Recreation will give him a chance.

1134604 - Zero Dark Thirty


Now, its just a matter of waiting for the movie.  James Gunn (Slither and Super) will be at the helm, so we’re guaranteed to have that perfect mixture of action/violence and humor that the comic is known for.  I just want to find out who will be playing/providing voices for the rest of the cast.  And will they also have beards?


Star-Lord is in the middle with the two guns.

– david



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