Posts tagged as guardians of the galaxy

'SNL' Review: A New Hope with Chris Pratt

The seasons have certainly changed at Saturday Night Live. The show's 40th season began with an episode that hardly resembled a season premiere, with little pomp or circumstance over SNL's impressive four-decade lifespan, and in its place a straightforward night of comedy that reflected a show well adjusted to its new lineup. Nerves did occasionally get the better of the performers — especially first-time host Chris Pratt, who coasted on his signature goofy charm, flashing that Andy Dwyer "oops" face a few times — but overall the episode charged forward with a leaner (and more colorful) cast, and a greater confidence in its sense of humor.

We aren't out of the woods just yet, though. SNL's live sketches suffer [...]

Mike Schur Says 'Parks and Rec' Won't Acknowledge Chris Pratt's New Superhero Body

Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt is preparing to star in the new Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, and last week, he tweeted this photo of his absurdly muscular new superhero body after six months of working out and not drinking beer. TV Guide asked Parks and Rec showrunner/co-creator Mike Schur how they're going to explain why Pratt looks this way in the new season, and he said they might not even address it.

"I was as shocked as everybody," Schur says. "I obviously knew he was getting in crazy good shape for this movie. He had already started by the time we wrapped last year. [...]

Here's the First Trailer of Chris Pratt in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

This trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy isn't very helpful if you don't know much about the comics or aren't sure whether the movie is a superhero drama or superhero comedy, but it features some funny people like Chris Pratt, John C. Reilly, and Peter Serafinowicz, plus Bradley Cooper voices a raccoon named Rocket wanted for vehicular theft and multiple lockdown escapes. So it's at least partially a comedy.

'Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt Looks Like a Marvel Superhero Now

Chris Pratt, who plays lovable doofus Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, was surprisingly cast as the lead in the Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy earlier this year. Over the weekend, Pratt tweeted the image to the left, showing what he looks like now after getting into shape and preparing for the role for half a year. He writes, "No beer for six months. My brother made me post this." It should be pretty difficult explaining why Andy Dwyer looks like this all of the sudden in the new season of Parks and Rec, which Pratt will be appearing in in a diminished capacity. "My brother made [...]

Glenn Howerton Auditioned for Chris Pratt's Role in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Earlier this year, Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt was announced as the surprising casting choice for Marvel's new summer tentpole superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but it turns out he wasn't the only comedic actor considered for the role. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton revealed today, in a conference call to reporters, that he also auditioned for the role of Star-Lord in the film. In response to a question about whether he'd ever like to transition into movies like his Always Sunny cohort Charlie Day, who's starred in Pacific Rim and Horrible Bosses, Howerton replied, "I did audition recently for Guardians of the Galaxy, [...]

'Parks and Rec's Chris Pratt Will Be a Marvel Superhero in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Marvel has made a surprising casting choice for its upcoming big superhero franchise Guardians of the Galaxy by hiring actor Chris Pratt, best known for his role as Andy Dwyer on NBC's Parks and Recreation, to play one of the lead characters. Deadline reports that Pratt will play Star-Lord (real name Peter Quill), a NASA astronaut who's the offspring of a human mother and an alien father and becomes the leader of the central team of superheroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, which also includes Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora. Those roles haven't been cast yet.

Pratt's casting ends a long search by Marvel and director James [...]