Joel Edgerton didn’t get Star Lord role because he didn’t get the groove!

Discover why Joel Edgerton didn't become Star Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find out how Chris Pratt landed the role and more!

Have you ever wondered why Joel Edgerton never became Star Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, it turns out that he failed his audition for the role in “Guardians of the Galaxy” because he just couldn’t quite grasp the tone that writer-director James Gunn was looking for. In a recent interview on The Playlist’s “Bingeworthy” podcast, Edgerton admitted that he wasn’t quite sure how he could fit into the quirky, comedic tone of the film, unlike Chris Pratt who nailed the role and became a fan-favorite as Star Lord.

Edgerton humbly acknowledged that the world is a much better place that he didn’t end up as Star Lord, even if he had the opportunity to audition for the role. He recognized that Pratt was the perfect fit for the character and that things worked out the way they were meant to be. While Edgerton may have missed out on a chance to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has still found success in his own right, currently starring in the Apple TV+ series “Dark Matter.”

It’s interesting to note that Edgerton wasn’t the only actor vying for the role of Star Lord. Adam Brody also revealed that he had thrown his hat into the ring, expressing his admiration for the character and the tone of the film. However, he ultimately admitted that Pratt was the better choice for the role, given his physicality and comedic chops.

Even Pratt himself had doubts about auditioning for the role of Star Lord, especially after facing rejection from Marvel in the past. He recalled a time when he had auditioned for various Marvel movies, including “Thor,” but never received a callback. Feeling discouraged, Pratt almost swore off auditioning for Marvel altogether, believing that he would never be cast in a Marvel movie.

Despite his rocky start with Marvel auditions, Pratt eventually landed not just one, but two major franchises with “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World.” His charismatic portrayal of Star Lord endeared him to audiences worldwide, solidifying his status as a leading man in Hollywood.

As for Edgerton, it seems that his path led him in a different direction, away from the superhero movie space. While he may have missed out on the opportunity to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has continued to thrive in his acting career, exploring a variety of roles on both the big and small screens.

In the end, everything happens for a reason, and perhaps it was destiny that Pratt became Star Lord while Edgerton found success in other projects. It’s all part of the unpredictability and magic of the entertainment industry. Who knows what the future holds for both actors? One thing is for sure – they have certainly left their mark on Hollywood in their own unique ways. So, next time you watch “Guardians of the Galaxy,” remember the journey that brought Chris Pratt to the iconic role of Star Lord and the humor and humility with which Joel Edgerton reflects on his missed opportunity. Share this article with your friends and let them in on the behind-the-scenes stories of Hollywood auditions and the road to finding the perfect fit for a superhero role.

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