Watch 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt describe Peter Quill

chris-pratt-peter-quill-star-lord-guardians-of-the-galaxy.jpgWith the highly anticipated Marvel Studios film "Guardians of the Galaxy'" to hit theaters in just a few weeks, what could be a better time than now to get to know all the characters and the actors that make up the epic film's ensemble?

Marvel has released the first of what is bound to be several featurettes, introducing viewers to their "Guardians," starting with Peter Quill. In the video, actor Chris Pratt reveals what attracted him to the role of the only human in the story, as well as a valuable lesson Quill learns along his journey.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is an adventure film that follows Star-Lord, formerly Peter Quill, and a group of misfits, as they fight to the finish to save the galaxy. In addition to Pratt, the movie's cast includes Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Karen Gillan, as well as two other characters voiced by actors Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" hits theaters August 1. 

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