The search for the actor to fill the lead role in Marvel’s upcoming space epic is finally over. There’s been a long list of names in the running for the role, but now Deadline reports that Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) has signed on for the role of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Once again, as they usually do, Marvel Studios have gone with a name that wasn’t on the on the list of contenders or “front runners” for the role.
The actor recently bulked up quite a bit for his role in the Academy Award nominated film Zero Dark Thirty. He has also impressed quite a few critics with his roles in Zero Dark Thirty and Moneyball. With the highly-anticipated film set to start shooting very shortly, expected even more casting announcements over the new few weeks.
Guardians Of The Galaxy is set to hit theaters August 1, 2014.