Kevin Feige On Chris Pratt's Casting In GOTG; Confirms Dave Bautista As Drax

Plenty of new Marvel Phase 2 goodies today thanks to Entertainment Weekly's coverage. We've already heard Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige confirm Zoe Saldana as Gamora, but here he talks about what won Chris Pratt the role of Star Lord. We also have a better look at that new concept art..



In this week's issue of EW, Kevin Feige discusses Marvel's highly anticipated Phase 2 movies -- and the one that has most fan's curiosity and excitement levels through the roof is undoubtedly James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy. After all, we've seen Thor and Captain America movies, but a space-set adventure featuring a talking raccoon? Definitely uncharted territory! The first actor to be cast in the movie was Parks And Recreation 's Chris Pratt -- a somewhat unconventional choice. “He’s a hilariously frumpy, doofy guy in Parks and Rec, and he’s an incredibly kickass ripped guy in Zero Dark Thirty and that’s pretty awesome,” says Feige. “He’s going to need that in Guardians. That’s a big range right there.” Feige reveals that casting the role was not an easy task, and many young actors were screen tested. “We did a lot of auditions, a lot of screen tests, just as we did for Thor, just as we did for Cap.[Pratt] was hilarious, he was moving, he was … you bought him in the early versions of the outfit.” Also, it seems another member of the team was cast based on his chemistry with Pratt -- former WWE champion Dave Bautista. We had heard that he had signed on to play Drax, but this is the first time the actor has been mentioned by anyone officially involved with the movie. “One of the reasons Bautista got the part was because his banter, and ad libs, and screen tests with Pratt were awesome,” reveals Feige.









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