Adam Brody has revealed that he auditioned to play Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord, within the first Guardians of the Galaxy film – a job that finally went to Chris Pratt.
“I needed that one,” Brody advised the Only for Selection podcast , however added that he agrees Pratt was a “higher” match. “He’s greater, stronger, however tonally, I actually dug it.” If he’d bought the position, he would have starred alongside Zoe Saldaña’s Gamora, Bradley Cooper’s Rocket, Dave Bautista’s Drax, Pom Klementieff’s Mantis, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, and Vin Diesel’s Groot.
Like Pratt, Brody additionally discovered fame in a community TV sequence – he performed Seth Cohen in all 4 seasons of The OC, whereas Pratt performed Andy Dywer in seven seasons of Parks and Recreation – but it surely’s Pratt’s sitcom background and comedian chops that make Star-Lord, and the Guardians’ dynamic, what we have come to know and love.
Brody went on to star in one other superhero sequence, although: the Shazam! films. He performed the grownup, superhero model of Freddy Freeman, Billy Batson’s finest buddy in each 2019’s Shazam! and 2023’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods. His different latest initiatives embrace the Hulu sequence Fleishman is in Hassle and films like Promising Younger Girl and Prepared or Not.
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