Chris Pratt Officially Set To Lead The Guardians of the Galaxy as Star-Lord

A superhero role can really launch a career now a days, especially if it's for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as we've seen with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Chris Evans. After a shortlist of actors such as John Krasinski, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jack Huston, Garrett Hedlund, Eddie Redmayne, Lee Pace, Joel Edgerton, Jim Stugress, and Zachary Levi had all been thrown around for the lead role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel's 2014 adaption of Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty) has officially landed the part.

Pratt is best known for his role as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, but most recently has made an impressive debut in film, having been in such critically acclaimed films as Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. Pratt will be playing the only human character on the Guardians team, which also consists of members Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon, all roles that haven't been casted yet and may or may not be fully CGI. For these reasons, the role of Star-Lord is probably carries the most weight, having to be a charismatic and relatable character who eyes the audience can see through, and Pratt seems to fit the bill of the "ordinary ex-military pilot" on this team of intergalactic beings.
For those who don't know, Peter Quill seems to be the main character of the film according to the log line released a few months ago which goes as follows:

About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

So now that director James Gunn (Super, Slither) has found his Star-Lord, we should see the rest of the cast for the Guardians shape up in the coming months. While names such as Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler have been rumored for Rocket Raccoon, also a more comedic character of the team, I personally can only see Rocket with the famed cockney accent Greg Ellis has brought to the character in both Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Someone such as Simon Pegg or Andy Serkis seems better suited for the role, although if Jim Carrey can nail a cockney accent I'm open to that (Not too fond of Sandler in the role though).
While characters Drax, Gamora, and Groot also remain to be cast, some bigger questions about the Guardians of the Galaxy adaption still remain unanswered, such as whether the film will be primarily CG with the exception of Star-Lord, and if other famed Guardians members such as Quasar, Adam Warlock, and Nova will be making appearances in the film, or whether they're being saved for a sequel. There's also the question of who the Guardians will be facing off against, and while many signs are pointing to Thanos, he still seems more likely to be saved for something as big as Avengers 2 than simply the Guardians film (Unless rumors that the Guardians will fail which will leave the burden of Thanos onto the Avengers is true). I guess we'll just have to see how things come about as the MCU continues to unfold with Iron Man 3 and Thor: Dark World this year, but we can expect more details on Guardians come this summer during Comic-Con: 2013. The Guardians of the Galaxy is set to hit theaters August 1, 2014.
What do you think of Chris Pratt signing on as Star-Lord? Do you have any suggestions for the other Guardian roles?