Chris Pratt, the “who” behind Star-Lord in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, is the subject of this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story (see photo at the bottom of this page). His impending rise to super stardom is chronicled in an exclusive interview. Here’s what Pratt had to say about meeting with director James Gunn about playing Peter Quill.

James said, ‘Do you have any questions?’ I said, ‘Do I have any questions? Of course, I have questions! Marvel’s not going to let me read the script, I have no f—ing idea of what I’m doing, I don’t know this character, I don’t have any goddamn sides. Do I have any questions? How long do you have?’ And he was like, ‘That’s what Peter Quill would say.’

EW also posted an exclusive featurette in which Zoe Saldana tells you everything you need to know about her character, Gamora.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is in theaters August 1 and tickets are now on sale.