Even though it is hard to imagine anyone but Chris Pratt playing the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, it seems like he wasn't the only television star that director James Gunn was looking at for the role.
In an interview with GQ Magazine on Monday, Gunn talked about the casting process and said that there was one other name he was considering other than Pratt: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton.
"Glenn came along a bit later, but there was a good chance that, if I didn't cast Chris, that I would've cast Glenn Howerton in the role," he said.
While Pratt was viewed as a bold choice, Howerton would of possibly been an even bolder one. Luckily for Pratt, his voice work in The Lego Movie prior to the release of Guardians put him on the map a little bit, but Howerton has yet to have any substantial role in a film. His most recent work, besides It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is in FX's Fargo.
Gunn added that he wasn't completely committed to Pratt at the time, but was wowed by his audition. Howerton came after and was most likely his second choice for the role had Pratt not accepted it.
Even though Marvel has been known to go for some bold choices with their star casting, it further affirms that Guardians of the Galaxy would've had the most bold when they were competing between Pratt and Howerton at the time.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 comes out in May 2017 while Howerton can be seen in a new It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season on FX in January.