Exciting times! Production on Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy is getting underway in the U.K., and naturally more details are trickling out about the film in terms of who might be playing who. But first, some eye candy.
This picture was sent out via Instagram over the weekend, and it features the end result of Chris Pratt‘s Star Lord diet and workout regime. The Parks & Rec actor doesn’t necessarily need such a ready-for-action physique for his day job, but Pratt is definitely in fighting shape now. Here’s the Tweet and the pic courtesy of MTV. Ladies (and maybe some guys out there), get ready to swoon.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) July 7, 2013
“No beer for six months,” huh? Well, I’d say it was worth it.
So who is Pratt getting ripped in order to take on? Well, the UK’s Den of Geek (via Bleeding Cool) has apparently unlocked the secret casting. According to them Benicio Del Toro is playing The Collector and Karen Gillan is playing Nebula. The site also confirmed again that Lee Pace is playing Ronan the Accuser.
For the uninitiated, The Collector is one of the Elders of the Universe and has on repeated occasions tried to “collect” the Avengers, he also predicted the rise of a force powerful enough to take on the Elders: Thanos. Del Toro is rumored to be signed up for multiple Marvel movies, so don’t expect this to be the last time we see the character. As for Nebula, she too has a Thanos connection, she’s his granddaughter, and a bit of a menace in her own right.
Interesting news, right? And don’t expect this to be the last because more news about Guardians of the Galaxy will likely trickle out as production marches forward. Stay tuned.