Glenn Howerton Auditioned for Chris Pratt’s Role in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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Earlier this year, Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt was announced as the surprising casting choice for Marvel’s new summer tentpole superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but it turns out he wasn’t the only comedic actor considered for the role. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton revealed today, in a conference call to reporters, that he also auditioned for the role of Star-Lord in the film. In response to a question about whether he’d ever like to transition into movies like his Always Sunny cohort Charlie Day, who’s starred in Pacific Rim and Horrible Bosses, Howerton replied, “I did audition recently for Guardians of the Galaxy, to play the role Chris Pratt is playing. And I know the director of that movie is supposedly a big Sunny fan, which is cool.” That’s not the only superhero role Howerton’s been up for. He explained, “I think ten years ago I auditioned for the Superman reboot [2006’s Superman Returns].” Howerton added that he prefers playing villainous roles, saying, “Something like The Riddler would definitely feel like it was in my wheelhouse.”