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Chris Pratt says he wants to do Jurassic World; comments on getting in shape for Guardians of the Galaxy

12.06.2013by:

Chris Pratt is set to explode next year. I'm sure there's some doubt about that from some, but after seeing the SDCC teaser for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and being a fan of his work on Parks and Recreation, I have a feeling that Pratt will be a household name by the close of 2014. It wasn't always that way as Pratt hasn't always carried the visage of the "strong leading man" standard, but his attitude in approaching the opportunites presented to him have opened many doors to bigger and better projects, like next summer's space epic from Marvel. Speaking to news.com.au, Pratt commented on the process of becoming a superhero, saying.

"James Gunn believed I was that guy - I just didn't look like him yet. I was still about 280 pounds [just coming off of DELIVERY MAN]. They said: be honest with us. Do you think you can get in shape? I said I know I can."

Pratt transformed his body within five months, preparing for the role of a lifetime as Starlord, the leader of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and has now seen a wealth of new opportunities comes his way, including a lead role in director Colin Trevorrow's JURASSIC WORLD.

"I am now in contention for roles no one would have considered me for before," said Pratt, who confirmed that he's in the running for a role in the not-a-reboot follow up.

"I know I want to do it and I know the director wants me to do it so now it's just a matter of everyone coming together and making sure it can work."

Pratt has that rare crossover appeal, where he can play comedic, dramatic, and yet still deliver as an action hero, as most recently demonstrated in ZERO DARK THIRTY. It feels like there's growing shift to cast newer faces in leading roles and it's a breath of fresh air. As we make way for the next generation of stars, I think Pratt will be a welcome addition to marquee status. Here's to hoping he gets the part.

JURASSIC WORLD is set to open on June 12, 2015 and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY launches to the big screen on August 01, 2014.

Source: news.com.au

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2:29PM on 12/06/2013
I love that he was supposed to be a bit character as a deadbeat boyfriend on Parks and Recreation, but he was so good that now he's a bonafide movie star.

Also, of course he wants to be in this film. I want to be in this film. Who doesn't want to be in this film?
I love that he was supposed to be a bit character as a deadbeat boyfriend on Parks and Recreation, but he was so good that now he's a bonafide movie star.

Also, of course he wants to be in this film. I want to be in this film. Who doesn't want to be in this film?
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2:40PM on 12/06/2013
Yea I am so use to him being a main player actually working at the place, sort of with his ex-gf rashida that I completely forgot about his "arc" the first season and that he dated Rashida - though parks and recs first season was fairly weak.
Yea I am so use to him being a main player actually working at the place, sort of with his ex-gf rashida that I completely forgot about his "arc" the first season and that he dated Rashida - though parks and recs first season was fairly weak.
2:21PM on 12/06/2013
Because everybody loves a comeback story.
Because everybody loves a comeback story.
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2:38PM on 12/06/2013
I'm actually really happy for this guy. I think he's gonna nail GOTG, which I just now finally read. And I'd love him (or John Krasinski if he's still in the running) to get the lead in the new JP. Aside from Zero Dark Thirty, he's basically been stuck as the best friend of the lead in romantic comedies who does the comedic relief, and a similar thing on parks and rec. If he gets any the lead role in JP, I can't really think of another actor like him, though it makes me think of a "what if"
I'm actually really happy for this guy. I think he's gonna nail GOTG, which I just now finally read. And I'd love him (or John Krasinski if he's still in the running) to get the lead in the new JP. Aside from Zero Dark Thirty, he's basically been stuck as the best friend of the lead in romantic comedies who does the comedic relief, and a similar thing on parks and rec. If he gets any the lead role in JP, I can't really think of another actor like him, though it makes me think of a "what if" with Phillip Hoffman when he did some of the comedic relief best friend stuff, what would have happened if he would have been given the opportunity to get in shape and play an action hero. Can anyone think of an actor who has had a similar path, or beginning, as him?
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5:42PM on 12/06/2013
The best things about Chris Pratt is that he just seems like a really cool, humble guy who is very fortunate to be where he is.

I thought he was great in Moneyball, and Zero Dark Thirty and I can't wait to see him kick ass in Guardians of the Galaxy. Hope he and/or Krasinski get casted in this film as the lead role(s).
The best things about Chris Pratt is that he just seems like a really cool, humble guy who is very fortunate to be where he is.

I thought he was great in Moneyball, and Zero Dark Thirty and I can't wait to see him kick ass in Guardians of the Galaxy. Hope he and/or Krasinski get casted in this film as the lead role(s).
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3:29PM on 12/06/2013

CHris Pratt is kewl.

Chris Pratt is one of my favourite actors these days..and the range he can act in, that's just sheer awe.
He was also one of those celebs who inspired me to hit the gym.
Chris Pratt is one of my favourite actors these days..and the range he can act in, that's just sheer awe.
He was also one of those celebs who inspired me to hit the gym.
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4:20AM on 12/08/2013

Anyone else remember Pratt as the best friend in 2008's "WANTED" ?

When Charles Xavier himself (a.k.a. James MacAvoy) cold-cocked him w/ his ergonomic keyboard followed by a nice 3D bicuspid "FUCK YO(U)"?

Rock On, Starlord! :)
When Charles Xavier himself (a.k.a. James MacAvoy) cold-cocked him w/ his ergonomic keyboard followed by a nice 3D bicuspid "FUCK YO(U)"?

Rock On, Starlord! :)
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10:42AM on 12/08/2013
Oh, that was him! I didn't know that but I thought the douchey friend looked familiar.
Oh, that was him! I didn't know that but I thought the douchey friend looked familiar.
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5:17PM on 12/06/2013
really like him on parks & rec, seems like a solid dude. can't wait to see him as Starlord.
really like him on parks & rec, seems like a solid dude. can't wait to see him as Starlord.
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4:44PM on 12/06/2013

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One of my favourite things in the world is to tell people that Andy from Parks and Rec plays one of the Navy SEALs that killed Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty and watch their eyes pop out of their head like a cartoon character.
Now there's a chance I'll get to see him pal around with dinosaurs? FUG YEAH.
Also, seems like a swell dude.
One of my favourite things in the world is to tell people that Andy from Parks and Rec plays one of the Navy SEALs that killed Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty and watch their eyes pop out of their head like a cartoon character.
Now there's a chance I'll get to see him pal around with dinosaurs? FUG YEAH.
Also, seems like a swell dude.
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11:56PM on 12/06/2013
Awesome, he seems like a cool and likable guy and I'm happy he is getting some good roles.
Awesome, he seems like a cool and likable guy and I'm happy he is getting some good roles.
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5:12PM on 12/06/2013
Chris Pratt is aweosme. He's been hilarious on Parks and Recreation and I can't wait to see him in GOTG next year. As for Jurassic Park, I think he could fit in pretty well in that movie. It would offer him an opportunity to be the leading man and stretch his acting chops - action scenes, comedy, drama - it's got it all!
Chris Pratt is aweosme. He's been hilarious on Parks and Recreation and I can't wait to see him in GOTG next year. As for Jurassic Park, I think he could fit in pretty well in that movie. It would offer him an opportunity to be the leading man and stretch his acting chops - action scenes, comedy, drama - it's got it all!
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7:40PM on 12/06/2013
You're an inspiration to us all, Star Lord.
You're an inspiration to us all, Star Lord.
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