It is hard to imagine “Guardians of the Galaxy” without Chris Pratt in the starring role but director James Gunn revealed that it almost went to someone else. According to the director, the role almost went to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor Glenn Howerton.
During GQ’s profile on Pratt for their “Men of the Year” segment, Gunn revealed that if Pratt hadn’t accepted the role in the Marvel film, that Howerton was the next in line. He said,
“Glenn came along a little bit later. But there was a good chance that, if I didn’t cast Chris, that I would’ve cast Glenn Howerton in the role.”
Howerton is most known for his role on the FXX series where he plays Dennis Reynolds while Pratt is famous for his portrayal in a comedy series as well, “Parks and Recreation” on NBC.
Pratt will return as Peter “Star-Lord” Quill in “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” in May 5, 2017.