Chris Pratt is undergoing one hell of a transformation, physically as well as career wise. Up until this weekend he was most known as schlubby, good-natured doofus Andy Dwyer on NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation. Sure, he’s popped up in memorable roles in the likes of Zero Dark Thirty, Money Ball, and Her, but this weekend he takes the lead of Marvel’s major, big-budget adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. One scene that perfectly illustrates how he altered his body for the lead role, when he takes off his shirt and exposes his washboard abs. If you still have any doubt about his transition to smokin’ hot leading man, this new photo from Jurassic World should put those to bed.
Not only has he beefed up for his new job as a Hollywood leading man, he’s worked on perfecting his smoldering expression. Judging by this picture, he’s been doing some serious work, very pensive, but still dreamy. Who knows what he’s looking at. We’ve heard that he’s a kind of dinosaur trainer, so perhaps he’s trying to charm one of the giant prehistoric beasts into doing his bidding. I like Pratt in everything I’ve seen him in, but a year ago, if you told me that, not only would he take the helm of two massive franchises, he’d also become a bona fide hunky dreamboat in the process, I’m not sure I would have believed you.
Guardians of the Galaxy is in the process of taking the box office by storm, and had a bigger Thursday night opening than any movie yet this year, topping the likes of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Godzilla, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow tweeted this new photo from the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, with this accompanying message:
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) August 1, 2014
Pratt has made no secret of his love for the Jurassic Park movies. On multiple occasions he’s referred to them as his Star Wars, and a while back an old video of surfaced where he predicted that he would star in a new Jurassic Park movie. Quick, burn him, he’s a witch.
For those of you looking to refresh your memory in regards to these movies, without actually having to watch them, this new infographic might be just what you’re looking for. (Click HERE for a bigger version.) It breaks down all the minutia of the three previous films in the family. You see the various locations, the number of staff members that are eaten by dinosaurs, and even a handy comparative size chart so, should you encounter a rogue dino, you can work on identifying them and figure out if you should be afraid or very afraid.
Jurassic World opens next summer, June 12, 2015. And though we haven’t actually seen any dinosaurs yet, we’ve been assured that they will in fact show up in the actual movie.