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09.24.2013
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When Marvel was casting for Star-Lord in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, many names were floating around before Chris Pratt nabbed the part. One name not mentioned at the time was Glenn Howerton (Dennis from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), but apparently the actor did read for the part. In an interview with Zap2It, Howerton was asked if he has a yearning for more big screen parts like the ones his co-star Charlie Day has had recently. In his response, Glenn Howerton revealed that he had an audition for SUPERMAN RETURNS and for the lead in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

"I think ten years ago I auditioned for the Superman reboot. I did audition recently for 'Guardians of the Galaxy', to play the role Chris Pratt is playing. And I know the director of that movie is supposedly a big 'Sunny' fan, which is cool."

Howerton doesn't say which part he auditioned for in SUPERMAN RETURNS, but I'm assuming it would have been a smaller role and not the lead. I could see him as Star-Lord, but Chris Pratt is the better choice in my opinion and I think he's really going to own the part.

Glenn Howerton might not have landed parts in those comic book movies, but there is one role he would really like:

"I think playing something like The Riddler would definitely feel like it was in my wheelhouse."

Well Glenn, you're going to have to get in line behind Justin Timberlake because he called dibs on the part first. It's always fascinating to read about different roles actors auditioned for but didn't get. Glenn Howerton might have been an interesting choice for Star-Lord, but in this case I think Marvel made the right decision going with Chris Pratt.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is in theaters August 1st, 2014, and the ninth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia just started a few weeks ago on FXX.

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Extra Tidbit: Glenn Howerton has a small part in SERENITY as the man Captain Reynolds mercy kills while him and his crew are trying to escape from Reavers after the bank robbery.
Source: Zap2It

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12:29PM on 09/24/2013
It's Dennis, why didnt he just use the D.E.N.N.I.S system and make them fall in love with him?
It's Dennis, why didnt he just use the D.E.N.N.I.S system and make them fall in love with him?
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12:14PM on 09/24/2013
I like the guy and he does incredible work on 'Sunny' but there is no way I could have seen him as the lead. I mean it took me awhile to even get used to Chris Pratt being Star Lord. As a supporting character in the film, I could have definitely have seen that.
I like the guy and he does incredible work on 'Sunny' but there is no way I could have seen him as the lead. I mean it took me awhile to even get used to Chris Pratt being Star Lord. As a supporting character in the film, I could have definitely have seen that.
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10:57AM on 09/24/2013

This would have actually worked

I think Howerton would have been really good in this role and I think he has big screen star quality with that said Agent Burt Macklin was dead on casting. Howerton will get his chance and I think he could knock something like this out of the park...I am not 100% sold but he might not be a bad Ant-Man but I think they are going to go for a bigger "name" in that role.
I think Howerton would have been really good in this role and I think he has big screen star quality with that said Agent Burt Macklin was dead on casting. Howerton will get his chance and I think he could knock something like this out of the park...I am not 100% sold but he might not be a bad Ant-Man but I think they are going to go for a bigger "name" in that role.
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10:29AM on 09/24/2013
As a huge Sunny fan, part of me wishes he had nabbed the part. Dennis as an intergalactic superhero? EPIC!
As a huge Sunny fan, part of me wishes he had nabbed the part. Dennis as an intergalactic superhero? EPIC!
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10:27AM on 09/24/2013

Yay Andy!

Been catching up on the latest season of Parks and Rec and can't wait to see Pratt do a lead in a sci-fi/action/marvel comic book movie. The dude is also a kinda big guy
Been catching up on the latest season of Parks and Rec and can't wait to see Pratt do a lead in a sci-fi/action/marvel comic book movie. The dude is also a kinda big guy
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10:03AM on 09/24/2013
Maybe he was auditioning for Jimmy Olsen?
Maybe he was auditioning for Jimmy Olsen?
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