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'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 [...]

The Cast of Community Reimagined as The Avengers

Hey, Community creator Dan Harmon loves high-concept episodes, why not this one? It's a badass fan-made drawing of the show's cast as various superheroes in The Avengers. You know, just in case you run low on ideas, Dan. [via]

'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 [...]

Donald Glover Gets A Shout-Out From Creator Of New Biracial Spider-Man

Technically speaking, Donald Glover's Spider-Man campaign didn't directly inspire the character of Miles Morales, the new half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man debuting tomorrow in Marvel's Ultimate Fallout #4. However, seeing Glover in his Spider-Man jammies in Community's season premiere last year convinced creator Brian Michael Bendis he was on to something great. "He looked fantastic!" Bendis says. "I saw him in the costume and thought, 'I would like to read that book.' So I was glad I was writing that book." Apparently New Spidey is stepping into Peter Parker's shoes following his untimely comic book death in June, rather than following one brave studio's decision to skip directly to [...]