As difficult as it was to believe, but there was a point in time in this world where casting directors wouldn’t believe actor Chris Pratt was made for superhero films.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s Star Lord appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and upon the usual talk show banter, it was revealed him and Colbert were in talking terms back when Pratt auditioned for the role of Superman back in 2006. While Colbert thought he was perfect at the time, Pratt jokingly responded:
“The casting director did not agree.”
He then talked about his hopes being strong for something one day:
“It just goes to show that it’s all divinely planned. If it’s not working out in the moment, then have faith that it might work out in the future. The no’s that you get today might mean an even more powerful yes in the future. You know what I mean?”
And praising his fate like the Scrubs theme song, Pratt then jokingly remarked:
“I’m glad I wasn’t Superman!”
Despite not being the Man of Steel, Pratt really managed to speed himself past the speeding bullet that was Superman Returns. Brandon Routh ended up getting cast for the titular hero only to have the movie crucially panned by fans and critics alike. Fortunately for Routh, his role as Atom in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow managed to help reclaim his image in the world of comic book media. And of course, Pratt became the sensational poster boy for Guardians of The Galaxy. Clearly God was a big fan, according to Pratt.
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 hit theaters this Friday.