Guardians of the Galaxy Chris Pratt StarlordMost known from playing slow slacker Andy Dwyer on ‘Parks and Recreation’, cutie-pie actor Chris Pratt has adopted a very methodical routine in recent months, slimming down and working out to a trim, ripped body form to star in Seal Team Six and now in Marvel’s Phase two film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Chris will portray Starlord, a half-human, half-Kree super hero, who will lead a motley team of space super heroes that will include a giant sentient tree and a laser firing raccoon, in Marvel’s most daring venture to date.  In order to prepare for his super hero role, Pratt dropped beer consumption in favor of working out and tweeted the following announcement: “Six months no beer. #GOTG  Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me.”  (Thanks, Chris Pratt’s brother!)

What do you think?  Honestly, in my opinion, he looks like a new person completely!  He’s somehow managed to trade in playing the paunchy punch line guy for rugged leading man, bearing a slight resemblance to Thomas Jane.  I’m sure his bride, Anna Faris isn’t complaining.

But I’m certainly hoping that his slightly goofy appeal isn’t eclipsed by his hunky new exterior.  Heck, I liked him when he was chunky!

Guardians of the Galaxy is set to open on August 1st, 2014.  It will costar Zoe Saldana as Gamora, WWE wrestler David Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Levi Pace and Benecio Del Toro in undisclosed roles.  Plus… y’know the giant tree and the talking raccoon, starring as intergalactic super heroes.

What do you think?  Does Pratt fit the role as a super heroic leading man?  Is he too silly?  Does his new hunky look legitimatize him more?  Leave any opinions in the comments section below!

Also, here’s Chris from Zero Dark Thirty.  Just cuz.

Chris Pratt Zero Dark Thirty