Chris Pratt is fantastic as Star-Lord aka Peter Quill in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) series, Guardians of The Galaxy. While many fans are still annoyed by what he did in Avengers: Infinity War, we all know as an actor, Pratt played his part very well.
What if we tell you that Chris Pratt wasn’t the first choice to play Star-Lord in the film? Yes, you read it right. As reported by Screenrant, not one but several actors were being considered to play the lead in Marvel’s GOTG!
The portal reported that The Office actor John Krasinski was one of the choices to play Star-Lord. John was almost cast to play Chris Evans’ Captain America first. When that didn’t work out, he was being considered to play Peter Quill, but that didn’t happen either. Other actors who were been short-listed to play Pratt’s character are Joel Edgerton, Eddie Redmayne and also Glenn Howerton. The report stated that Glenn came in the game quite late as Chris was already finalised for Guardians of The Galaxy. However, director James Gunn had stated that if Pratt wouldn’t have been chosen, he would have taken Glenn Howerton as the lead.
However, casting Chris Pratt as Star-Lord also wasn’t an easy process for Marvel. The actor wasn’t interested and he didn’t even agree to audition for the role. When he was convinced a lot by the makers, he finally said yes. James Gunn knew that Pratt was born to play Star-Lord for MCU and well, now fans will get to see his charm and adventures in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 too.