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Did not see this one coming.
Parks and Rec star, and recent Zero Dark Thirty actor Chris Pratt has nabbed the (disappointingly non-female) central role in Marvel's upcoming shot in the dark, Guardians of the Galaxy. Pratt will star as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, a half-human warrior, in James Gunn's sci-fi piece.
With the casting of Pratt (who beat out John Krasinski, Zachary Levi, Joel Edgerton, and Lee Pace), and the rumours that Gunn is interested in Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler to do voice work (most likely as talking raccoon Rocket, or space-Ent Groot), it suggests he'll bring the same level of seriousness to the Marvel universe as he did to his previous directorial efforts, Slither and Super. That is, very little at all.
I'm fine with that.