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Deadline reports that Chris Pratt will play 'Star-Lord' in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. He beat co-star Joel Edgerton and the likes of Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston to nab this lead role. The actor recently bulked up considerably in order to play one of the heroic Navy Seals in Academy Award nominated movie Zero Dark Thirty. He also impressed critics as 'Scott Hatteberg' in Moneyball and has tacked comedy in the likes of Parks and Recreation, The Five-Year Engagement and Movie 43. Are you pleased with Marvel's decision? Sound off with your thoughts below! »

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