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Joel Edgerton on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Audition

Joel Edgerton is glad he’s not a part of the MCU, particularly when it got here to his potential casting for Star Lord in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Showing on The Playlist’s “Bingeworthy” podcast, Edgerton revealed that he “didn’t fairly form of perceive the tone” of the comedy-action movie that spurred a trilogy, regardless of auditioning for the lead function. Chris Pratt was later forged.

“Star-Lord’s a great one, really, as a result of I, in contrast to Chris [Pratt], didn’t fairly form of perceive the tone of it the best way he did and the best way that these guys did,” Edgerton mentioned. “And I wasn’t actually positive how I may very well be part of that tone. And I really suppose that the world is a significantly better place that I’m not Star-Lord, even when I had the chance or I did a ok audition as a result of it’s the approach it’s meant to be.”

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Edgerton clarified that he wasn’t supplied the half, however was a part of the casting course of.

“I used to be by no means an actual dialog that it could have positively been me,” he mentioned. “I had the chance to try to audition. I simply didn’t fairly perceive it.”

Pratt mentioned throughout “Jimmy Kimmel Dwell!” in 2023 that he virtually didn’t audition for “Guardians of the Galaxy” after dropping an element in “Thor.”

“I auditioned for all of them. I had a tough run with Marvel,” Pratt mentioned. “I auditioned for ‘Thor,’ however not even to be Thor — however to be one of many sidekick guys, and I didn’t get a callback. Normally they offer you slightly little bit of suggestions, and I bear in mind the casting director goes, ‘Wow. You actually made a wide selection there.’ Which is code for like: ‘Hey, dial again the appearing there, man.’”

Pratt added, “It obtained to the purpose the place I used to be by no means going to audition for Marvel once more. I used to be like, ‘That is silly, I’m by no means gonna be in a Marvel film.’”

After all, Pratt did go on to star in a slew of Marvel movies, however that wasn’t the one function he struggled to land.

“It was not solely simply Marvel issues however there have been a whole lot of heroic characters in numerous movies,” Pratt mentioned. “Not DC characters, however like, you understand, ‘Star Trek’ or ‘Avatar.’ Something that was like, ‘This man walks in and he’s obtained the it-factor.’ Again and again I used to be like, ‘Nicely, I positively don’t have that it-factor they’re in search of as a result of they don’t even need me to come back again.’”

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