Disney+ has been providing a ton of juicy inside scoop on some of our favourite films and actors. One of them happens to be Chris Pratt.
It’s been revealed that the 40-year-old hunk originally auditioned for Captain America. Although he was asked to consider the role of Star Lord, Pratt wasn’t keen. Here’s the interesting part, James Gunn didn’t even want to see the actor initially.
According to Marvel Casting Director Sarah Finn, Pratt actually originally auditioned to play Captain America before Chris Evans took the part. Speaking about the audition she said, “It was something so interesting. It wasn’t quite a fit, but there’s something so endearing. He had so much heart.”
Obviously impress by the “Jurassic World” actor. She tracked the actor’s progress, before introducing him to another role in a film directed by Gunn. She added, “I finally got him to audition and James Gunn said he didn’t want to see him and that really was a challenge. I was really happy when I finally got them together and it was honestly one of those eureka moments that we talk about in casting when it absolutely feels right and you know it’s right. James turned to me within ten seconds and said ‘He’s the guy’.”
And the rest is history.
Chris Pratt has made quite a name for himself when he started playing the space-explorer, Starlord, in Marvel “Guardians Of The Galaxy”. So it’s hard to picture him in playing anything else in the Marvel’s cinematic universe.
Now, a news for the future.
The concept art for the TV series “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” was release earlier this week. And in those artworks contain a not so heroic looking Captain America. That is because the new Captain America lookalike is not actually the Captain himself but a US agent, portrayed by Wyatt Russell, hand pick by the government themselves to take up the mantle.
In the comics, the character’s name is John Walker who originally was a villain called Super-Patriot. In the end, the pressure of being a symbol proved to be too great as it started to chip away at his sanity with him becoming increasingly violent. Thus, resulting in the original Captain America, Steve Rogers, coming in to take down the impostor himself.
All of this suggests that the Disney+ series will take a more political route in their story telling. Reminding us a little bit like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, which was a bit hit with the fans.