Chris Pratt, perhaps best known as Andy Dwyer in the NBC fan-favorite comedy "Parks and Recreation," may be ready to bust onto a silver screen near you in one of Marvel's upcoming comic book films, "Guardians of the Galaxy." On Feb. 5, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Pratt is a nearly certain choice for the movie with the only possible interference being scheduling conflicts with the actor's filming schedule on "Parks and Rec". The site goes on to say that discussions are in "the latter stages." If the filming schedule can be ironed out, Pratt will have the starring roll of Peter Quill in the movie.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is being brought to the big screen as part of Marvel's Phase Two film collection. Other Phase Two films include "Iron Man 3" and the second movies in the "Thor," "Captain America" and "Avengers" film franchises. Should all go well, Pratt could have career security for the remainder of "Parks and Rec" and beyond given the longevity of most comic book film series.
In recent years, Chris has extended himself well beyond the confines of the lovable and loyal Dwyer on network television with comedic turns in the films "The Five Year Engagement" and "Bride Wars" and a spotlight in Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" military drama. With a solid outing as the human lead in a group of superheroes, his profile will undoubtedly rise and possibly lead to an appearance in a third "Avengers" film in the distant future.