Chris Pratt is Star-Lord. This is excellent news. If you're not sure why this is excellent news, then clearly you don't know Andy Dwyer. Dwyer is Pratt's character on "Parks & Recreation," arguably the best sitcom on network television at the moment; he's a big-hearted buffoon with a flair for the theatrics, a passion for music, and lots of love for his wife April and the rest of his friends.
There are plenty of reasons outside of "Parks & Rec" that Pratt is the perfect choice to lead "Guardians of the Galaxy." ** But even if were looking only at Pratt's actions in Pawnee, Indiana, we could still explain why he's the right man to defend the "Galaxy."
So, assuming Star-Lord will take his cues from Andy Dwyer — and really, why shouldn't he? — here are 10 reasons why Pratt will absolutely own "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Marvel Studios is nothing if not deliberate. They carefully planned the five-film build-up to "The Avengers." They're meticulously plotting the stages of Phase Two right now and, if you believe certain reports, they're already deep into Phase Three.
Above all else, they have invested heavily in the Chris business.
Think about it: three of Marvel's leading men are all named Chris. First there was Hemsworth as Thor, then Evans as Captain America, and now the latest Chris to step into the ring — Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy." That's a lot of Chrisses!
Since Marvel's inclination towards dudes named Chris has paid off so far, we thought to ourselves, "Hey, who are some of the Chrisses they haven't thought of yet?" So, without further ado: six Chrisses Marvel needs to consider going forward!
Happy birthday, Hawkeye! Jeremy Renner, who starred in "Marvel's The Avengers" as Earth's mightiest sharpshooter, turns 42 today. As one of the stars of last year's superhero epic, Renner is one of the many Hollywood heroes we're thankful for on a weekly basis.
That said, Hawkeye is still at a bit of a disadvantage when stacked up against his fellow Avengers. After all, a bow and arrow look kind of puny when positioned next to thunder gods and gamma giants. To that end, we thought we'd cook up a few ideas to bolster Hawkeye's arsenal, just in time for Renner's birthday.
Nerdy men of the world, this is how it's done. Eddie Zarick proposed to his girlfriend Sarah Carter in one of the most epic comic book-related ways we've ever heard of: By designing an "Iron Man"-style arc reactor replica that presented his now-fiancé with her ring.
“I took her out to the beach one night in the back of my Jeep and told her I had a early Christmas gift for her," Zarick told Wired. "I gave her the box, and inside was the reactor. It was at night so it really shined bright and she was amazed. But once I pushed the button and the light show happened and the ring came out, she was speechless and crying.”
I'm very late to this, so thanks to fellow MTVer Joel Hanek (one of the brilliant minds behind Loki'd) for bringing it to my attention: dietary tips and freestyle rap from Bane, courtesy of the mad geniuses at Auralnauts. If you haven't seen the video yet, you need to do so immediately. If you've watched already, do it again — it'll start your first 2013 work week with a big, fat, fiber-filled laugh.
If you're anything like me, then you're probably wondering why Earth's mightiest heroes didn't give a call to crystal chemistry expert Walter White when researching the properties of the Tesseract. Though that "Breaking Bad"/"Avengers" crossover never came to be, there was another person on the Marvel movie's team secretly hoping to merge the two worlds.
In an interview with The Playlist, Samuel L. Jackson revealed that "Avengers" and "Breaking Bad" both shot in nearby studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico, leading to Jackson's desire for a Fury-"Bad" cameo.
Who can forget Tom Hiddleston's best role of the year in the After Hours skit "Loki'd"? Forget "The Avengers," this video had it all: Action, adventure, intrigue and even a little romance (just look at that sexual tension with MTV News' Josh Horowitz).
Fortunately, we've got a little more of where that came from. What you saw in "Loki'd" isn't all that was shot that day, and Hiddleston has dropped in to give us some hilarious unseen outtakes from a day that the MTV newsroom will likely never forget.
"If you liked that, then you're in for a treat," Hiddleston said. "I'm here to introduce some never-before-seen outtakes from that day of insanity and folly."
Which did you like better: "Loki'd" or "Loki'd: The Outtakes"? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter!
Hugh Jackman is the best there is at what he does, but he can't do anything without a pep talk from his very own Wolverine action figure.
In a brand new episode of MTV After Hours, Jackman confides in a plastic version of his iconic mutant hero as he prepares to take on the role of a lifetime — and no, it's not "X-Men: Days of Future Past" he's worried about. It's something… far uglier.
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Did you think Marvel and Joss Whedon delivered a flawless victory with "The Avengers" this year? Think again.
After showing everything wrong with "The Amazing Spider-Man" in less than two minutes, the folks at CinemaSin are at it again, this time targeting Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The monstrously successful superhero flick gets three minutes to show off all of its warts. And there are many, many warts, if you buy CinemaSin's list.
Watch the video below: