Parks and Recreation Actor to Lead the Guardians of the Galaxy

February 6, 2013

Well, here’s one just about nobody saw coming.

Deadline.com reports that it will be Chris Pratt who takes on the lead role of the half-human, half-alien Star Lord in Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.

While several names like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joel Edgerton and Zachary Levi had been bandied about to play the spaceman in recent weeks, Pratt’s was never among them.

Known to many as Parks and Recreation’s loveable goofball, Pratt most recently took on the role of a SEAL Team Six member in Zero Dark Thirty.

Directed by James Gunn, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy will lead directly into The Avengers 2 in 2015.

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