Saldana’s Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Chris Pratt Turned Down For Kirk Role + New Saldana Featurette July 15, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Sci-Fi,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback
In August Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana will be seen in space on the big screen again in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And it has just been revealed that her Guardians co-star Chris Pratt was rejected for the role of the new Kirk. Details below plus new featurette with Saldana.
Pratt Turned Down For Kirk
In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Zoe Saldana’s Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Chris Pratt reveals that he auditioned for the roles of Captain Kirk for the 2009 Star Trek movie (losing out to Chris Pine) and for Jake Sully in Avatar (losing out to Sam Worthington).
Saldana of course landed roles in both Star Trek and Avatar, so it appears that the third time was the charm for Pratt to break out from his Parks and Recreation role and get a chance to go into space with Zoe.
Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st, with Zoe Saldana playing the green alien thief Gamora. Marvel has released a new featurette, featuring Zoe talking about the role. Watch it below.
And here is an extended trailer for the film…