Saturday, May 17, 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Chris Pratt Talks Star-Lord and How He Was Told to Make it His Own Character


Comic book fans are a passionate group. So much that when word hits the Internet a comic book movie actor was told to not read the comics, the fan base can turn evil quickly. Unless it's a Marvel Studios film, then the fan base is much more understanding due to the studio's consistent delivery of quality films.

Well, this sort of happened with this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy when Star-Lord actor Chris Pratt was told to stop reading the newest Guardians of the Galaxy comic books by director James Gunn and stick to the early 2000s Guardians comics instead.

"Well when I first talked with James here, I had read some of the newest, the Bendis stuff, the very newest stuff, and I talked to James ... and he's like 'Don't read anymore, I don't want you to read any of it,'" Pratt said via SuperHeroHype. "He was like 'Abnett and Lanning' stuff if I felt I had to read something, we'd be closest to that, but he said 'Don't, because we're not recreating the comic books, we're essentially just another delivery system for Marvel material. We're not necessarily making a movie based on those comic books, we're just telling more superhero, Guardians of the Galaxy stories, we're just using a different medium.'"

This shouldn't concern comic book fans because Pratt reportedly killed it as Star-Lord once studio president Kevin Feige saw some of his footage.

"I've heard Kevin say, he thought the stuff he was looking at it was Han Solo meets Marty McFly," Pratt said. "That wasn't an intentional thing at all. The truth is, I think at least with me, I know that me personally I'm different than anyone else. I think people, if an actor can stick to trying to make the character resemble something from their own spirit it will automatically be unique and it's not necessarily going to be trying to be Han Solo or trying to be Marty McFly or trying to be any other character that you've seen before. This is just gonna be me."

Han Solo meets Marty McFly is a big compliment. No pressure. But in all honesty, Pratt is a unique actor who has been able to infuse all of his past performances with his own unique personality. And you can see this in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer and extended scene.

Click here to read more from Pratt's interview over on SuperHeroHype.

Guardians of the Galaxy releases on August 1, 2014.





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