Marvel has saved the best Guardians of the Galaxy character featurette for last, introducing Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) a.k.a. Star-Lord, following a special look at Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora. Chris Pratt explains that, unlike his team members, Peter Quill is not a superhero, having only his charm and wit to get himself out of tough situations. Check out this behind-the-scenes video, then read on for more details about this eccentric character.
Chris Pratt was the first of these Guardians confirmed to join the cast, signing on in February 2013, after beating out other actors such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zachary Levi and Jim Sturgess for the coveted role. The character first appeared in Marvel Preview #4 in January 1976. Peter Quill became an astronaut for NASA, before learning that he was born to a human mother and an alien father, which lead him on a journey deep into space to learn more about his origins.