Chris Pratt swore he was 'by no means gonna audition for Marvel once more' after failed 'Captain America' and 'Thor' auditions earlier than he landed 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

  • “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt mentioned he auditioned for “Captain America” and “Thor.”
  • He mentioned that he auditioned so many occasions that he swore he’d “by no means” audition for Marvel once more.
  • The actor additionally unsuccessfully auditioned for “Star Trek” and “Avatar.”

Within the final decade, Chris Pratt has impressively made the leap from TV to movie in an enormous means, shifting from “Parks and Recreation” to movies like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jurassic World” and “The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film.”

However the actor is opening up about struggling to land his massive break, explaining that he auditioned for Marvel Studios quite a few occasions earlier than lastly impressing the folks in cost.

Pratt appeared on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Stay” to speak about “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” when he was requested about auditioning for “Captain America.”

The actor mentioned: “Oh man, yeah I did. I auditioned for all of them. I had a tough run with Marvel. I auditioned for ‘Thor,’ however not even to be Thor — however to be one of many sidekick guys, and I did not get a callback.”

“Normally they offer you a little bit little bit of suggestions, and I keep in mind the casting director goes, ‘Wow. You actually made a wide selection there.’ Which is code for like: ‘Hey, dial again the appearing there, man.’”

Pratt admitted that he bought so many rejections that he by no means wished to audition for Marvel once more earlier than lastly touchdown “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

He mentioned: “It bought to the purpose the place I used to be by no means gonna audition for Marvel once more. I used to be like, ‘That is silly, I am by no means gonna be in a Marvel film.’”

“I imply, all of them. Something that got here out that wanted a man that even remotely appeared like me, I auditioned for ultimately or one other,” Pratt continued.

“And I might both submit a tape and they might say ‘No, we needn’t see him,’ or I might get there and see them, they’d go, ‘No, that is the final time we have to see you.’”

The “Passengers” and “The Tomorrow Battle” star additionally mentioned that there have been different massive franchises that he was rejected from in addition to Marvel.

Pratt recalled: “And it was not solely simply Marvel issues however there have been quite a lot of heroic characters in varied movies… Not DC characters, however like, you already know, ‘Star Trek’ or ‘Avatar.’ Something that was like, ‘This man walks in and he is bought the it-factor.’ Again and again I used to be like, ‘Effectively, I undoubtedly do not have that it-factor they’re searching for as a result of they do not even need me to return again.’”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is in theaters on Might 5.