In a recent interview with Variety, DC actor Adam Brody revealed that he wanted to play the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy but admitted that Chris Pratt was the better fit for the character both physically and tonally. James Gunn, the director of the film, initially had doubts about Pratt playing the role, but his comedic sense and chemistry with the cast ultimately made him perfect for the role. Pratt’s portrayal of Star-Lord helped to propel his career to new heights and he is expected to continue playing the character in future projects within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Guardians of the Galaxy was a risk for Marvel Studios, as it featured a relatively unknown superhero team. However, the film quickly became a favorite among fans and it’s now difficult to imagine anyone else playing the characters. Brody could have played Star-Lord, but he acknowledges that Pratt was the better fit. He mentions that Pratt is bigger and stronger, but he really dug the tonality of the character.
Initially, Gunn wasn’t sold on the idea of Pratt playing Star-Lord. As the leader of the team, it was important to choose the right actor for the role. Marvel Studios went through an extensive casting process, considering actors like John Krasinski, Joel Edgerton, Eddie Redmayne, and Glenn Howerton. In the end, Pratt ultimately landed the role and his portrayal of Star-Lord helped to skyrocket his career.
Before Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt was mainly known for his role as Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. Joining the MCU meant that he had to physically transform his body, but his comedic sense was essential in bringing the character to life. Star-Lord is often rude and self-centered, but his humor makes him instantly likable. Additionally, Pratt’s chemistry with the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast played a significant role in the film’s success.
Even though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to mark the end of an era for the team, it seems like Pratt’s portrayal of Star-Lord isn’t ending anytime soon. He is already expected to return in future MCU projects, further proving that Gunn made the right choice in casting him.
In conclusion, Adam Brody reveals that he wanted to play Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Chris Pratt was ultimately the better fit for the character. Pratt’s comedic sense and chemistry with the cast helped to make Star-Lord a beloved character in the MCU. Pratt’s portrayal of the character has propelled his career to new heights and he is expected to continue playing Star-Lord in future MCU projects.