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Chris Pratt knows it’s “kinda douchey” to post a shirtless pic on Instagram, but we’ll forgive him. The Parks and Recreation star’s brother convinced him to show off his new physique for Marvel’s big-screen Guardians of the Galaxy in which Pratt will play leading man Star Lord, the half-human half-alien leader of a bio-engineered team of space-traveling heroes. We’re guessing this took Henry Cavill hours in the gym, but Pratt credits “Six months no beer.”

While Pratt has been at fighting weight before to play a member of SEAL Team Six in Zero Dark Thirty (and shared an underwear pic on Conan), not everyone hopes he maintains the look this time.

We’re just happy that Pratt will have the chance to kick a little more ass. Talking to EW about the Parks and Rec episode “The Debate” in Pratt’s character, Andy, reenacts Road House and Rambo, the show’s EP Michael Schur made it clear that Pratt is an action fan. It’s worth revisiting.

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Movie
  • 122 minutes