Bert Macklin CHRIS PRATT REPORTING FOR DUTY!!
We couldn't be more excited for this news, you guys — not only is James Gunn directing the next big Marvel franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy, but he just landed his leading man: Chris Pratt!
If you're wondering who that is, you must not watch Parks & Rec., and in that case, what the hell is wrong with you?? Ha!
He's also in Zero Dark Thirty and Moneyball! The only way this day could get better is if we heard that H. Jon Benjamin, Billy West, or John DiMaggio was going to voice Rocket Raccoon!
Oh — that might sound weird if you don't know what Guardians is all about: Quill (Chris) is a half alien/half human astronaut who becomes the Starlord, leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The rest of the team includes Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora.
None of the other roles have be filled yet. Because Rocket is indeed a Raccoon, he'll be animated… so they need a voice actor! LOLz!
Seriously… we didn't even know Chris was in the running! This is fab news!
Now it's time to see if speculation is right in that Iron Man 3 will connect to the movie somehow — May can't get here soon enough!! AAAHHH!!
[Image via WENN.]
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