‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’: Watch Chris Pratt Funny Audition with Batista


“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt has proven that he is not only good in superhero role but he is also a funny guy.

In the video published by Yahoo Movies, Pratt was seen auditioning for the role of Peter Quill with former WWE champion Dave Batista in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.

Pratt and Batista were seen delivering their lines against a black backdrop, in which Peter tries to persuade the ever-literal Drax the Destroyer not to kill Gamora.

Bautista played Drax, while Gamora was portrayed by Zoe Saldana.

The hilarious scene happened when Drax misunderstood Peter’s hand gesture and asked the Star-Lord “Why would I put my finger on his throat?”

The same scene was seen in the early part of the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Daily Mail noted that it was Pratt’s “everyman” approach that pleased Marvel Studios to cast him in the 2014 Marvel hit movie.

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” director James Gunn described the exchange of lines between Pratt and Bautista as “something very special.”

“I knew there was a spark of something very special, and it’s the reason both Chris and Dave were cast,” he said.

Gunn talked about the audition tape on his Facebook post. “Dave tested first, and I thought he was so great that I had him stick around to read with Chris (who I already thought I was going to cast), because I wanted to see their chemistry together,” Gunn wrote.

“They had auditioned with two different scenes – this is them kind of mixing those scenes up, as well as doing some improv,” he added.

The never-before-seen video was released Tuesday as part of all the Marvel Cinematic universe Phase 2 collection, the Daily Mail noted.

The disc features more than two-and-a-half hours of unseen footage including deleted and extended scenes and commentary in addition to the Pratt’s audition clip.

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” raked $773.3 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

Both Pratt and Bautista will reprise their roles in “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2”, which is expected to begin filming in early 2016.

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