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What If Guardians of the Galaxy Were Cast Entirely With Parks and Recreation Stars?

This post originally ran on Feb. 6, 2013.

Yesterday, it was announced that Chris Pratt had been cast as Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Which was great news, but it left us wondering, Why are they stopping there? If this super-team really plans on fighting for justice, it demands to be stocked with all of Pawnee's best civil servants from Parks and Recreation. To get a visual image of why this is clearly the right direction, click on to see Amy Poehler as Rocket Raccoon; Nick Offerman as Groot, the Walking Tree; Aubrey Plaza as Gamora (with new indomitable eye-rolling powers!); and Aziz Ansari as Drax the Destroyer (Treat yo'self ... to pain!).

Illustrations: Kyle Hilton; Kyle Hilton