Casting has begun for the eagerly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy feature film. Marvel has selected actor Chris Pratt, recently part of the SEAL team in Zero Dark Thirty, to play the leading role of Peter Quill.
Quill, the son of a human mother and alien father, is also known as Star Lord; the leader of a mismatched bunch of superheroes who serve as interplanetary police. The rest of the team, the swords-woman Gamora, the tree-like Groot, Rocket the racoon and Drax the Destroyer, have yet to be cast.
With James Gunn directing and Kevin Feige producing for Marvel, the film is currently planned for a summer 2014 release.